Are you still here?

December 12th, 2008 § 2 comments


Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has sparked controversy by saying a Palestinian state would provide “a national solution” for Israel’s Arabs.

Politicians from the minority Arab community have demanded she clarify if it means that Arabs citizens will face loss of rights in Israel or expulsion.

Israeli politicians have long grappled with the issue of a growing proportion of ethnic Arabs in the Jewish state.
In remarks to school children broadcast on Israeli radio, Ms Livni’s said her solution for maintaining a Jewish and democratic state of Israel was “to have two distinct national entities”.

“Among other things I will also be able to approach the Palestinian residents of Israel… and tell them: ‘Your national aspirations lie elsewhere.'”

Translation: Fuck Off

Whatever way you look at it, it is a clear message to the Arab-Israelis that they are not wanted.
We think we’ve got problems with [anti-]immigration minister Woolas. At least he only wants to stop people coming in. All the top Israeli politicians want to get rid of a large swathe of existing members of the country. And nearly all of those can claim to be more native than the Israelis wanting to get rid of them.

§ 2 Responses to Are you still here?"

  • Dungeekin says:

    Not wishing to belabour a point I made in you previous post, but isn’t Tzipi Livni saying:

    Israel has a Solution to the Palestinian Question


    Wannsee Conference Redux?

  • Sim-O says:

    What Livni is saying is that she has a solution to the palestinian problem that suits the Zionists, ie, no palestinians in israel.
    Why should the israeli arabs have to go somewhere else to be part of a nation when they have tracable roots to the very land that they are being implicitly and sometime explicitly evicted from?
    Many people think that the two state solution is a solution. it may be if you are willing to accept the hypocrital nature of such a result.
    Would it have been acceptable for south africa to have split into two nations, a black south africa and the rest remain an aparthied south africa? Of course not.
    The aparthied nature of south africa was not acceptable, why should it be for israel?

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