Monday, February 09, 2009

Shouts for coexistence at Lieberman speech

Amazing!!! Even before the election Lieberman is is having a positive effect...see this from Ynet News, 3/2/09, by Yael Branovsky [my own emphasis added - SL]:

Arab Israelis protest outside Haifa conference hosting Yisrael Beiteinu leader, some shouting slogans in Russian..."... we will live here together ...Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies."

The atmosphere became heated when a group of Lieberman supporters arrived on the scene, singing "no citizenship without loyalty." Police separated the more belligerent individuals on each side.

Jafar Farah, director of the Mossawa Center - the Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel – was arrested during the rally for suspicion of assaulting police officers. He was later released to house arrest by the Haifa Magistrates' Court.

...Lieberman said that the Likud party intended to support his party's platform and implement a loyalty test to citizens. ...

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