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MondoWeiss: Israel’s Foreign Minister Calls For Beheading Arab Citizens And It’s Not Anywhere in the New York Times

By Scott Roth and Phil Weiss, Mondoweiss

Two days ago Israel’s foreign minister called for beheading Arab citizens of Israel who are “against us.” Haaretz did the story yesterday. So did Newsweek.

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has said that Arab citizens who are not loyal to the state of Israel should have their heads “chopped off with an axe”.

The minister, leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu party and an outspoken critic of Israel’s Arab population, made the controversial remarks on Sunday in a speech to an election rally held in the western Israeli city of Herzliya ahead of the March 17 vote.

“Those who are with us deserve everything, but those who are against us deserve to have their heads chopped off with an axe,” the ultra-nationalist politician said.

The incitement resulted in a call to behead Haneen Zoabi, the outspoken Palestinian member of Knesset, as reported by this Arabic site and (translated by the new head of the US Committee to End the Occupation, Yousef Munayyer):

An Israeli call to behead Haneen Zoabi

An Israeli call to behead Haneen Zoabi

Lara Friedman of Peace Now has been pushing the story, including Lieberman’s call for “transfer,” or ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. “Not the Onion,” she says.

But this story is no joke at all. What would happen if a Palestinian politician called for beheading some Jews? How loudly would our media decry such statements?

This morning the New York Times had still not covered the story.

National Public Radio has given Lieberman a platform in the past. NPR host Robert Siegel also spent an hour interviewing Lieberman at the Brookings institution. Shouldn’t NPR be covering Lieberman’s latest views? Radio silence.

– See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/03/minister-beheading-anywhere#sthash.M3SJQQIm.dpuf

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  • AJ

    Something brown and icky, usually found inside babies’ diapers. What’s a dodo?

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    Dodos. What on earth is a doodoo?

  • AJ

    dodos or doodoos?

  • cmyfe .

    Everyone has to have at least one sin in life otherwise they would be angels and……………………………………. I’m no angel :{

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    Have you been wasting time talking to dodos again?

  • AJ

    Tanveer, that’s fine. I have seen worst today. Seeing people like you is like a cool breeze.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    My mistake.

  • AJ

    I didn’t misunderstand you. I just said that public capital punishment is a huge deterrent.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    No idea.

    I also think you may be misunderstanding my comment as a criticism of capital punishment. It isn’t. I do have some reservations about whether she was indeed guilty though – she was screaming that she did not kill before she couldn’t any longer.

  • AJ

    How many people get murdered or raped in KSA every day? How many in USA?

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    I saw a video of a burmese woman being beheaded in Makkah after being accused of murdering her step-daughter. Nasty stuff.

  • AJ

    I haven’t had the guts or time to see one in real life but (I admit) I have seen it on YouTube. I have never seen an ISIS video since I consider it wrong but the beheading of a killer was okay in watching.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    You should be punished for wasting money on an Alienware laptop. Whilst they are, undoubtedly, sexy and really powerful, they are also too overpriced. XD (But I wouldn’t mind having one).

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    I’m curious (as freakish as that sounds), have you ever witnessed a beheading? Don’t Saudi Arabia still do public beheadings?

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    How do you figuratively behead someone anyway?

  • adc714

    nice to see you too jekyll, but guess what? there is no such thing as hell 🙂

  • cmyfe .

    No no! you’ve got it all wrong! The murderers, drug dealers and rapists should be fed sandwitches 3 times a day at the expense of their victims and general public. They should be allowed time off during holidays so that they can rape / murder again.

    I must also protest the creulty where the murderer of 77 people was tortured by not having the latest PS3 in jail.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2567184/Police-reject-right-wing-mass-murderer-Anders-Breiviks-claims-torture-outdated-Playstation-2.html

    How can I bear this while I have the most powerful Alienware laptop???

  • AJ

    I was asking if he was one.

  • Trimmercastle42

    Jewish Atheist is a person who describes himself racial as a Jew but not religiously

  • George Carty

    Hence the use of “JSIL”…

  • AJ

    If capital punishment is accidently being given to an innocent, it is the system that needs to be improved. Otherwise we have places like California, where prisons are being filled to such an extent that criminals whose crimes are deemed to be less severe such as thieves, burglars, child abusers, etc. are released back on the streets.

    http://www.capradio.org/articles/2014/10/06/prop-47-seeks-to-reduce-california-prison-population/

    http://www.businessinsider.com/supreme-court-rejects-jerry-browns-inmate-plea-2013-8

    I would rather have the killers, rapists dead and the grant theft criminals in prison.

  • ShunTheRightWhale

    The problem lies in both cases in making a group of humans a problem in their essence (=their being), their conception of themselves located in their heads…
    Atheism is first a metaphysical position, that there is no God. Morality does indeed not require a higher being, but I think, believing in God makes one humbler in front of other humans, seeing their essence in God. Atheists can see this special condition of humans as dignitiy (as I did before I became religious), humans being the lawgivers for themselves, recognizing this in others, why every single human is an end in itself. So it’s bizarre calling others intrinsically evil (be it the West, the Jews, the Arabs, Islam etc.).
    I once saw a report on TV about a Israeli girl in Haifa and a boy in the West Bank, they still asked the question “Why?”. Confronted with the fate of the other they noted the similarities between their situations.

  • cmyfe .

    Isn’t your profile picture an anthropomorphic rat?

    I am talking about global media as a whole.

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    I can’t say there’s any right way to do beheading of another human. Capital punishment too often seems to kill innocents, proven innocent after they’ve been killed by the state.

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    “he even lost his chair in Jena for arguing there could be morality in the world without the necessity of God.”

    Apparently his morality without God fit well with being a proponent of antisemitism. Just like today many New Atheists are the greatest proponents of Islamophobia, which some even deny exists!

    Sadly the American Atheists have organized to have Ayaan Hirsi “militarily crush Islam” Ali as keynote.:
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/why-us-non-believers-must-reject-islamophobic-new-atheism-397694650

    American Atheists have chosen venomous anti-Muslim activist and disgraced former Dutch parliamentarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali as
    the keynote speaker for this year’s convention. – See more at:
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/why-us-non-believers-must-reject-islamophobic-new-atheism-397694650#sthash.hW48dSE3.dpuf

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