Tzachi Hanegbi, a close ally of Netanyahu, threatens Palestinians with ethnic cleansing in response to the latest round of violence. A senior minister in the Israeli government and a close ally of Prime Minister Netanyahu warned the Palestinian people over the weekend of mass expulsion and ethnic cleansing if they don’t put an end to the current round of violence. [tmwinpost] "Remember 1948” and “remember 1967,” Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi wrote in a statement posted to Facebook on Saturday, responding to the murder of three Israeli civilians inside their home in the West Bank settlement of Halamish the night before.…Read More... | 12 Comments
The Headlines: East Jerusalem Becomes More Palestinian AND More Jewish > The US is furious (Yedioth) or enraged (Ma'ariv) or disappointed (Ha'aretz, Yisrael Hayom) with the intent to construct 1,300 housing units in East Jerusalem settlements. Ma'ariv is shocked [Heb] that Palestinians in that part of the city, which Israel has illegally annexed, receive services from the Palestinian Authority, and hang signs with the image of deceased Palestinian President Arafat. The settlement of Ariel is also planning an expansion. > Newspapers are fascinated, for some reason, with the fate of Tzachi Hangebi (Kadima), an ambitious power broker and former minister.…Read More...
Yesterday morning I opened up Haaretz to read about Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's speech of "peace and hope" (which is code for "death and despair" in his party). As I got to the second page, one of the main pictures (seen above) really touched a nerve. The four men sitting in crisp, pressed suits representing my country made me squirm on my sofa. Let's start from the right (no pun intended): Tzachi Hanegbi: I don't agree with Hanegbi's views, and I abhor his political style. Hanegbi is apparently sitting there since he's the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense…Read More... | 6 Comments
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