...zdumionemu swiatu ze to Palestynczycy (ktorych on nazywa izraelskimi
Arabami)sa najwiekszym problemem Izraela!!!
Oczywiscie, to ludzie ktorzy zyja od 50 generacji w Palestynie
sa "przeszkoda" dla zydowskich imigrantow - ale hutzpa!
Netanyahu: Israel's Arabs are the real demographic threat
By Aluf Benn and Gideon Alon
Israel's growing demographic problem is not because of Palestinians, but of
Israeli Arabs, Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday.
Speaking at the Herzliya Conference on security, Netanyahu said Israel had
already freed itself from control of almost all Palestinian Arabs. He said he
could not foresee a future in which "any sane Israeli" could try to make
Palestinians either Israeli citizens or "enslaved subjects." The Palestinians
would under all circumstances rule themselves and administer their own
affairs, he said.
"If there is a demographic problem, and there is, it is with the Israeli
Arabs who will remain Israeli citizens," he said. The Declaration of
Independence said Israel should be a Jewish and democratic state, but to
ensure the Jewish character was not engulfed by demography, it was necessary
to ensure a Jewish majority, he said.
If Israel's Arabs become well integrated and reach 35-40 percent of the
population, there will no longer be a Jewish state but a bi-national one, he
said. If Arabs remain at 20 percent but relations are tense and violent, this
will also harm the state's democratic fabric. "Therefore a policy is needed
that will balance the two."
The economy is the single most important factor that will lead to Jews
immigrating to Israel, he said. "I go mad when I see that because of low
taxation in Moscow, there is now a capital flow there. If we want Jews to
come here, we need a flourishing and dynamic economy. If we want Israeli
Arabs to integrate, we need a flourishing and dynamic economy."
He said it was necessary to improve education standards, especially for Arab
citizens. Netanyahu said that the "separation fence" would also help to
prevent a "demographic spillover" of Palestinians from the territories.
Reactions to the speech were not slow in coming from Arab Knesset members and
others. "Netnayahu's demographic time bomb is a stink bomb and a racist one,"
said Ahmed Tibi (Hadash). "The day is not far off when Netnayahu and his
followers will set up roadblocks at the entrance to Arab villages to tie Arab
women's tubes and spray them with anti-spermicide."
Azmi Bishara, of Balad (National Democratic Alliance) said: "Describing the
original residents of this land as a demographic problem would be considered
racism in any normal, or even abnormal, country."
Makhoul Issam Makhoul (Hadash) said: "A leader who considers 20 percent of
the population of Israel to be a demographic threat and treats them as an
existential problem, is himself a racist threat to democracy, sanity, and the
rule of law - and he should be disposed of immediately for the good of both
Talab a-Sana (United Arab List) said: "How would Netanyahu react if someone
in the West or the U.S. said that the reproduction rate of Haredi Jews was a
demographic problem? Netnayahu has double standards."
Labor whip Dalia Itzik described Netanyahu as "a serial pyromaniac." She
said: "He has already lit the flames between rich and poor, and now he is
trying to do the same between Jews and Arabs."
Yossi Sarid, MK (Meretz), said: "It is amazing to see how great leaders can
instantly be revealed as small racists. The Palestinian problem has not yet
been solved in the territories and they are already trying to create another
problem with Israeli Arabs... A thousand firemen will not be enough to put
out the flames one frivolous man set alight."
Court halts distribution of money to jackpot winners
One of the winning tickets was stolen by one of three partners who joined
together to buy the ticket.
By Relly Sa'ar
Army court convicts 5 IDFconscripts for refusing service
The Jaffa Military Court yesterday convicted five high school graduates for
refusing to be drafted into the Israel Defense Forces.
By Lily Galili