Friday, May 15, 2009

Nakba Denier seeks a ban on Nakba commemoration

"Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, and his extremist Yisrael Beiteinu Party, is seeking a ban on Arabs marking the Nakba day, which commemorates the year 1948 when more than 700.000 Palestinians were forced out of their homeland as Israel was being created.

Lieberman’s ultra orthodox party said it would propose the new legislations to the Knesset next week in order to ban the commemorations, and to impose a jail term that could reach up to 3 years on anyone who “violates the new law”.

During the elections, the Yisrael Beiteinu party called for a vote on conditioning citizenship with a pledge of loyalty to Israel as Jewish State.

Several Arab figures said that Lieberman’s is racist and aims at targeting the indigenous Arab and Palestinian population......"

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