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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.

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    • Friend of Bosnia

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    • adc714

      didn’t i tell you to piss off

    • Friend of Bosnia

      Hindutva fascist scum, it is YOU who is stepping over the line here; and with this and your other statements you habve proven that you have no brains anyway. You just come here to provoke and oiffend. If we ever met on the street I’d have one or more .44 slugs ready for you, because people like you who believe that genocide is all right do not deserve to walk this Earth. Kindly note that I’m not threatening you, I’m just telling you not to step on my toes. If you do, the consequences are all up to you. I shall never turn the other cheek, if someone comes to me with murderous intentI will shoot first and ask questions later, and that is just legitimate self-defense. After all I’m not one of those fools who go out shouting “Kill me, kill me.” I’m no Luca Brasi. But I’m not a sheep either. If the choice is being sheep or wolf, if I’m cornered I’ll be the wolf anytime. I think I have talked to you reasonably enough, and you respond with insult. So then I see you understand just one language, that of violence. You are one of those guys who walk through life shouting “Kill me, kill me”: I really do hope someone will oblige you soon. And let this be the last time you dare open your mouth to me.

    • Friend of Bosnia

      Yeah, yeah. You KNOW I’m right, that’s why you say such a thing. If you had ANYTHING at all with which you could refute me you’d have shown it to me a long time ago. But as it is you have NOTHING, NOTHING at all to stand on. That’s why people like you must resort to verbal, or factual, violence. As you have proved in all of your other staements. Since you can’t be talked to reasonably there is only one way to deal with people of your ilk, and that’s strike you over the head with a two-by-four. I will state the obvious: As long as you behave yourself we can get along just fine, thank you very much. But if you ever try to get wise with me you won’t have a chance to regret it. And that’s not a threat, that’s just friendly advice. I strongly recommend you to follow it.

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      You will see. And then it will be too late to repent. But do as you like. As long as you leave me in peace. But even suggesting to me that i should be an atheist is offensive and unacceptable. Because I’m not suggesting to you that you become a Muslim or a religious person. You do as you please, and see where it will get you.

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    • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

      Well there is the figurative quote, “heads will roll” but that doesn’t fit at all what Lieberman was saying. Reading his quote literally a second time, it’s clear he is calling for their beheading without any qualification.

      MP Ahmed Tibi said it in a figurative way, saying provocatively, “remove racists’ and fascists’ heads only through democratic means – bringing as many [Knesset] seats as possible and active participation in the election. The stronger we are, the weaker Jewish IS will be.”

    • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

      Ah, I mostly see doodoos in the toilet.

    • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

      An extinct bird which has a reputation, rightly or wrongly, for being very stupid.

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