Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman calls for harsher measures against Israeli-Arabs who support terror.
“Those with us, should receive everything” in terms of rights, he says, according to Channel 2. “Those against us, it cannot be helped, we must lift up an ax and behead them — otherwise we will not survive here.”
He says Israel is too “stupid, stingy, and soft” on the matter.
During this election campaign, Liberman has repeatedly called for the death penalty for terrorists.
“Israeli citizens who raise a black flag on Nakba day — from my perspective, they should get out of here, and I would willingly and with great pleasure hand them over to Abu Mazen [Abbas],” he adds, referencing his plan for land swaps in the event of a future Palestinian state, which he has argued should absorb Arab Israelis.
The foreign minister also reiterates his call for a regional peace agreement with the Palestinians, brokered by neighboring Arab states.
He says that Arab states are not too fond of the Palestinians.
“Even the Palestinians know what the Arab states think of them,” he says. “You don’t have to go far. Go to Kuwait and ask them what they think about the Palestinians. There are some states who have finally internalized that the real threat is not Israel, not Judaism, and not Zionism, but the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, the al-Nusra front, Hezbollah and Hamas,” he says. “We must take advantage of the momentum and be smart.”
He says Israel must have a “package deal” for peace with the Arab countries “which will change the reality.”