“Cleanse” Israel of Palestinians!

10 10 2014


“We must strive to clean the entire country [of Palestinian Arabs],” prominent Israeli settler Rabbi Lior says loudly in public.  “We should offer them the right to return to their countries in the Arabian Peninsula, and give us the right of return to our country.”

And on prominent websites the Israelis are now selling necklaces showing Greater Israel marked in Hebrew, a kind of take-off on the necklaces Palestinians have worn for generations showing their country with the Arabic name Palestine.

These are not just the words and policies of a few radicals.   Things of this kind could not be said and done without considerable support and encouragement from key segments of Israeli society and politics, including major personalities in and associated with the Israeli government.