Israeli Defense Minister Calls for Arab MKs With Terrorist Sympathies to Emigrate to Palestinian State in Any Future Peace Deal
JNS.org – Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that, in any future peace deal with the Palestinians, Arab List Knesset members suspected of incitement to violence against Jews or of harboring terrorist sympathies should leave Israel.
Lieberman posted on his Facebook page, “There is no reason that…[MKs] Ayman Odeh, Bassel Ghattas or Haneen Zoabi will continue to be citizens of Israel.” The defense minister also said the leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel’s Northern Branch, Sheikh Raed Salah, should be expected to emigrate.
Lieberman called population and land swaps the “only way to a sustainable agreement,” and added that it would be unacceptable in a two-state solution for Israel to be a “bi-national state with 22 percent Palestinians” while a “hegemonic Palestinian state will be established, without a single Jew — 100 percent Palestinian.”
The defense minister also cautioned against repeating past mistakes in any future talks. “On the threshold of a new attempt to start up diplomatic negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, we must learn the lessons of the past, and the first lesson is: every attempt to solve the Palestinian issue on a land-for-peace basis is destined to fail,” he said.