Thursday, February 12, 2009

Real News Video: A. Lieberman not 'far right', Part 2

Neslen: Plan to remove citizenship from Arab Israelis not just a 'far right' idea

"The author of Occupied Minds: A Journey Into the Israeli Psyche talks about the racialization of Israeli society and how it played out in the Israeli elections. Describing the history and context of this election, Neslen explains Israel's strong move to the right. "If you look back over the history of Israel's wars, of Israel's elections, I don't think [Avigdor] Lieberman is as far off the map as he's been presented." Speaking to Avigdor Lieberman's proposal of having Arab-Israelis swear allegiance to a Jewish state, Neslen says that "it's extremely racist by all accounts, but it's not that far off what other politicians have suggested.""

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