So, we know Israel is a shining beacon of democracy in the Middle East.
And Avigdor Lieberman, former bouncer and current illegal settler who believes that the true raison d’etre of the Dead Sea is as place of forcible mass drowning of Palestinians, is now no.2 man. That this barely registers in Israel surely means the democratic will of the people is being expressed. So deal with the pesky minorities and keep up the murder of innocent indigenous women, children and men. It’s the will of the people.
“Minorities are the biggest problem in the world,” he said in his soft, Russian-accented English. Asked if Israeli citizens of Arab descent should be forced out through territorial redistribution, he said: “I think separation between two nations is the best solution. Cyprus is the best model…When it was pointed out that in Cyprus thousands were forcibly driven from their homes, he replied: “Yes, but the final result was better.”
Yes, but we also have a long memory of a how the majority came to be the minority, and of a short European strong man with gaze also fixed on a final something. Since we’re supposed to learn from history, give Israel a little more time to write the Palestinians into its annals. Maybe then we can talk about the crime that was.