Liberman Calls for Jewish Expulsions to Pacify EU

Ted Belman. With Liberman now siding with Herzog/Livni, they represent about 33 seats. Add to this 10 from the Arabs and 6 from Meretz and 9 from Lapid they total totalling 57.  4 to go.  Therefore, it is up to Kahlon whether the right or left will form the government.

Liberman in closed meeting urges regional peace agreement to avoid EU sanctions, says ‘we will have to evacuate settlements.’

By Ari Yashar, INN

LibermanForeign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party may have run on a joint ticket with Likud in the last elections, but in a closed meeting on Tuesday he sharply attacked Prime Minister and Likud head Binyamin Netanyahu’s political management.

According to Liberman, Israel needs a peace agreement including the evacuation of Jewish communities because Netanyahu’s policy of placing supreme emphasis on maintaining the status quo has “failed,” reports Haaretz, which received recordings from the meeting at Tel AvivUniversity.

“A step forward and a step back. There’s no initiative. I stand for initiative. We need to initiate. When we don’t initiate we lose. This approach (of Netanyahu’s) failed pretty totally…I have respect for Netanyahu, but at the moment the approach I represent is more correct for this time,” said Liberman.

Netanyahu’s urging of the status quo has been seen most blatantly vis-a-vis the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Netanyahu has repeatedly promised Jordan and the European Union (EU) to guard the discriminatory status quo imposed by the Jordanian Waqf that enjoys de facto rule of the site, by which Jews are forbidden to pray there.

Liberman also criticized Jewish Home head Naftali Bennett’s approach, saying it leads to a binational state and has no “compromise,” and would lead to “crisis” with the Arab states and the West.

Bennett’s plan to give the Palestinian Authority (PA) a full autonomy in Areas A and B of Judea and Samaria, annex Area C and give citizenship to its Arab residents, and remove all security checkpoints in the entire region has been met with criticism, most notably by security expert Dr. Martin Sherman, head of the Israel Institute of Security Studies.

On the Labor party, Liberman said it is proposing “a peace agreement with the Palestinians at any cost. There’s no such thing as any cost. There’s no such thing as a peace agreement only with the Palestinians. I’m talking about a regional peace agreement with the Palestinians, Arab countries and Israeli Arabs.”

Hostage to EU sanctions?

In the meeting, Liberman stated that Israel is not initiating any political processes and warned that without a peace agreement, Israel’s ties with the EU will be harmed and the Israeli economy will suffer serious damage.

Liberman in the meeting also hinted that a continuation of the standstill was liable to cause EU sanctions, like those imposed on Russia, saying “the more a state is developed the more it is sensitive to political decisions or changes in financial relations based on conventions and agreements.”

“We have to reach a peace agreement – not because of the Palestinians or the Arabs, but because of the Jews,” Liberman said. “It’s important for our relations with the EU and United States. Whoever doesn’t know – our largest market is the European Union. Also in export and also import. I’m satisfied with what we’ve done with the Chinese. There’s a growth in trade with them, but in the end our largest market is the EU.”

The EU has been showing a very hostile attitude towards Israel, with the European Parliament last Wednesday voting to recognize “Palestine” in principle – the same day that Hamas was removed from the EU’s official terrorist organization list due to an alleged “technicality.”

Many have argued that in the face of growing European and American antagonism, Israel should focus its attentions eastward towards India, Japanand China, and indeed the Jewish state has been actively pursuing increased ties with those nations as noted by Liberman.

As for what Liberman would propose regarding a change in the status quo, his political plan has been announced on several occasions in the lead up to the current elections.

Liberman’s plan, criticized by many as being a blatant shift to the left, urges dividing Israel and conceding on large swathes of currently sovereign territory including the “Triangle” region of the Galilee so as to “unify” the people, in a plan that would involve coordination with Egypt and Jordan.

In the meeting, he said “we will need to evacuate isolated settlements. We evacuated Gush Katif. In terms of this there are solutions…I’m less concerned about this.”

Recently Liberman said he would not rule out joining a coalition led by the Labor party after the elections in March, to which Likud warned that a vote for Yisrael Beytenu could mean a leftist coalition government.


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  1. SHmuel HaLevi 2 Said:

    His newly found extreme renegade, (I did not say unJewish)… position is by not means related to the disclosure that some of his personally selected party members are being investigated for being part of a massive briberies investigation by the police, not at all.

    I expect that certain foreign intelligence agencies have provided information to the prosecuting authorities. This is the way political extortion and blackmail usually work.. I believe the same happened with Sharon and his family. these are the real cards the foreign intelligence services hold, not the Obama threats.

    Among the 30 suspects, most of whom were tied to the Yisrael Beytenu party

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  2. @ woolymammoth:
    I have repeatedly informed that the whole cauldron was and is a putrid one.
    Hertzog: During Barak’s times, Hertzog assisted Barak’s NPO’s to which secret “donors” known to Hertzog sent large amounts of money. During the police investigation Hertzog claimed the “5th” to cover up.
    LIEBERMAN: Has been forever suspect of taking financial resources from various sources. New ones around him are now again investigated by the police.

    Netanyahu: Moments ago was disqualified from the leadership race by the Likud financial officers for using funds against the law.
    He has been under scrutiny several times before and his wife is right now in Labor Court due to claims of abuse from a worker in their residence.
    Peres: Runs a “peace center” financed from overseas governments sub settings.
    That is only part of the general state of decomposition of the perennially controlled by a minority of corrupted garbage… “Israeli demockratiah”.
    It cannot be cleaned by letting its own members do it.
    It must be set aside. A new system and people must be elected by the people on its stead.
    Including the self elected “supreme courtiers”.

  3. When I read about the insanity of some of Israeli leaders I have to wonder if some of us Jews have an impulse towards suicide.

  4. What are the chances of either a minority government, or a deadlocked election, with no party able to form a coalition?

  5. How perfectly REVOLTING it is! For the sake of argument, let’s say it is true and this most putrid coalition of scum form a new government, that gives Netanyahu 3 months and counting to implement and complete the iran project which will be his legacy. If he performs up to standards, trust me, he will continue in the PM’s seat. As far as Lieberman is concerned, The Wizard of Oz had a similar fate.

  6. His newly found extreme renegade, (I did not say unJewish)… 🙂 position is by not means related to the disclosure that some of his personally selected party members are being investigated for being part of a massive briberies investigation by the police, not at all.
    That is basically what the Israeli combina is all about Ladies and Gentlemen.
    It is not salvageable. It must be plowed under and a new system selected by the people. New in configuration and personnel.
    Otherwise expect total disaster.