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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel Foreign Minister, states Israel's position: to hell with a Palestinian state
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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Avigdor Lieberman, Israel Foreign Minister, states Israel's position: to hell with a Palestinian state

israel is bound and determined to make sure the palestinians have zero say in their own fate, no rights, no land, no nation, no nothing...
Israeli FM warns Palestinians not to declare state

Israel's hard-line foreign minister warned Palestinians on Tuesday against plans to unilaterally declare independence next year, saying such a move could prompt Israel to annex parts of the West Bank and annul past peace agreements.

The remarks by Avigdor Lieberman took aim at a Palestinian policy that has emerged as U.S. attempts to restart peace talks have stalled.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, whose Western-backed government has a limited governing role in the Israeli-controlled West Bank, has announced plans to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state, possibly as early as the summer of 2011 — even without a peace deal.

Toward that aim, Fayyad has begun ambitious reforms of the government and security forces, building up Palestinian institutions and developing the economy in preparation for independence.

The international community has welcomed Fayyad's reform efforts, raising fears in Israel that a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood could win international recognition.

Lieberman warned that Israel would not tolerate such a step, and could revoke a series of agreements made under the so-called Oslo interim peace accords of the 1990s or even annex parts of the West Bank.

"Any unilateral decision will release us from all of our commitments and will allow us also to make unilateral decisions," Lieberman was quoted as saying by the Ynet news Web site.

it would be way too much of an understatement to characterize israel as a bully... bullies push, shove and intimidate... they don't commit mass murder or genocide...

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