It's the epitome of bigotry and arrogance when someone born in the Soviet Union, like Lieberman, believes he can tell Arabs who have been in Palestine for generations what to think and do.
Israel's Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman: Most of the officials in Israel's current government seem homicidal and psychotic. (Screen capture from YouTube video)
Israeli FM calls for beheading of Arab citizens disloyal to Israel
The Israeli foreign minister and head of the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party Avigdor Lieberman suggested during a campaign event that Arab citizens of Israel, who are disloyal to the state, deserve to be decapitated.
RELATED STORY: Netanyahu Government More 'Frightening' Than All of Israel's Enemies, Ex-Mossad Chief Tells Crowds"Whoever is with us should get everything," Lieberman said in a speech at the Interdisciplinary Center in the western city of Herzliya on Sunday. "Whoever is against us, there's nothing else to do. We have to lift up an axe and remove his head, otherwise we won't survive here."
RELATED STORY: In Israel, You Have a Head of State Who Happens to be a Maniac - Norman Finkelstein (Video)During the rally, the nationalist leader declared those who raise the black flag on Nakba Day, the day Israeli Arabs and Palestinians commemorate the creation of Israel as a tragedy, do not belong in the state of Israel.
“Those who raise the black flag on 'Nakba Day' in mourning over the establishment of Israel do not belong here, as far as I am concerned,” he said. “I am quite willing to donate them to PA chief Mahmoud Abbas. It would be my pleasure.”
David Harel, an Israeli peace activist, told RT that though Lieberman's statements were disturbing, they did not come as a surprise.
“Before elections people make slightly more extreme statements than they would have otherwise in order to possibly pull in undecided voters,” he said.
“Can you imagine John Kerry making a similar statement about the Mexicans, or the Hispanics, or the Blacks in the United States. Imagine John Kerry saying publicly that you have to have their heads chopped off with an axe,” Harel added.