Posts Tagged ‘Avigdor Lieberman’

The Racist Arab MK: Ahmed Tibi who loves to shout “racism”

August 6, 2010

The Racist Arab MK: Ahmed Tibi who loves to shout “racism”

Bogus rant & disinformation

An Arab MK politician criticized for so frequently throwing around ‘racism’ even ‘fascism’ flags on routine Israeli security action, in his campaign of bashing Israel, including spreading disinformation[1], he’s part of the scene of use of epithets like ‘fascist’ and ‘racist’ becoming so commonplace [2], some have put his propaganda unfounded ranting style while Israel’s a vital democracy with full equal rights, freedom for all, that,

…using inflammatory words like “racist” and “fascist.” As is his style, Tibi failed to back up his white-hot rhetoric with hard facts… The Arab Israeli lawmaker who accused the Jewish state of having ‘racist’ and ‘fascist’ policies enjoys rights and freedoms he wouldn’t find anywhere else in the Middle East. [3]

His “assertions” & claims of events are often refuted [4], he was Arafat’s top adviser, since Arafat systematically attacked the legitimacy of Israel as a “racist” he used Israeli-Arab politicians, like Ahmad Tibi in his/this campaign[5].

The racist

Tibi has been accused of being racist.[6],

In 1997 he said:

“Whoever sells his house to Jews, has sold his soul to Satan and has done a despicable act.” [7]

He’s accused of rewriting history of the Holocaust especially the part of the Mufti & his linkage with Hitler, reviving an old canard that the real Holocaust victims were “innocent” Arabs who paid the price for Europe’s crime[8]. In an anti-Israel bashing editorial in the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper in July 2007, he said, [the entire area of] Palestine belongs to the Arabs only, not to the Jews[9][10]. Despite alarming worries over his association with the PLO and the idea of negating Israel’s existence – seeking its destruction, inciting to racism, the democratic Israeli court [so often favoring Arabs’ side] Ok’d his party’s inclusion[11], yet, this backstabber ungrateful Arab, only knows how to smear Israel, to cast it (and its genuine security concerns) in a bad light, on world stage[12].

The violent

He has a violent background of attacking security officials[13], has been accused of supporting terror, terrorists organizations[14].

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The War on the War on Islamic terror – False racialization of fear of terror

May 21, 2009

The War on the War on Islamic terror – False racialization of fear of terror

A writer elaborates on: Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Anti-Arabism: The False Link [1], In the wake of 9/11, opponents of profiling have shifted away from arguing against it because it is “racist”, but experts argue that Racial profiling: A matter of survival [2], the Arab world and some of the Arabists (inside and outside Israel) have categorized many Israelis’ genuine concern for their saftey and saftey of their children as “racism”. [3], at the UN’s Durban 2 conference, in on going major attempt to categorize ‘counter-terrorism’ as ‘Islamophobia’, Pakistan’s Islamic group wanted to include even more language to equate counter-terrorism with racism. Pakistan, Algeria, and Iran also wanted the words, “Islamophobia” and “anti-Arabism” to remain in the document. [4]

Lieberman is no racist (The Israeli ARABS are the racists)

April 27, 2009

Lieberman is no racist  (The Israeli ARABS are the racists)
 
By Yehuda Ben-Meir 
 
Last update – 11:01 26/04/2009    

I did not vote for Avigdor Lieberman and never will. I do not agree with some of his political positions and do not accept his framing of certain issues. But I am appalled by the left’s delegitimizing of Lieberman and anyone connected with him. I do not believe that Israel’s Arab citizens must be required to declare their loyalty to the Jewish state. What must be demanded of them and of all Israeli citizens, whether Jewish, Druze or other, is unflinching loyalty to the State of Israel and its laws. But even if one can, and sometimes should, disagree with Lieberman on his approach and statements on this sensitive issue, he’s still not a racist. Lieberman is neither a racist nor a fascist, and depicting him as such does an injustice to his voters and harm to Israel.

What’s racist is denying the Jewish people a state of their own. Certain Arab Knesset members talk incessantly about the Palestinian people’s rights, including their own state. But in the same breath they refuse to acknowledge Israel as the state of the Jewish people and deny the very existence of a Jewish people as a nation with national rights. The person who deserves the racist epithet is MK Jamal Zahalka, who attended the conference of hate in Geneva and called himself “a victim of Israel’s racist apartheid” while serving as a member of the Israeli parliament.

The left’s tendency to delegitimize and demonize people with whom they disagree is no less reprehensible than similar tactics by the right. Just as we must condemn right wingers’ attempts to cast doubt over the patriotism of Yossi Beilin and his fellow subscribers to the Geneva Initiative – provocative as this plan might be to most Israelis – we must condemn the left’s lamentable habit of denigrating Lieberman.
 
The idea to change the state’s borders in a peace agreement may not be practical or implementable in our circumstances, but we cannot deny its legitimacy and sense. And in any case, it has nothing to do with racism. Lieberman has said publicly that he supports the principle of establishing a Palestinian state. The media attacked Lieberman for his comments on Annapolis, but his statement on Israel’s commitment to the road map is of infinitely greater importance. It’s a fact that the Annapolis process did not mature into an agreement, and the road map enjoys widespread international recognition. Incidentally, it’s interesting to note that no such assurances of Israel’s commitment to the road map have come from Benjamin Netanyahu.

It’s time that both the left and right learn to engage in debates over issues, not individuals, and stop delegitimizing and demonizing once and for all. 
 
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1081038.html