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Yossi liebt jetzt für immer
- 23.01.2013, 20:11h
This will be the most extreme right-wing government in Israels history, because what passes for the center-left is actually the right. There are two overriding questions in this country, two issues that define left and right: occupation and war. Occupation and war are the status quo, and theres no center about it: Youre either trying to end it, which puts you on the left, or youre not, which puts you on the right. [...]
Meretz supported Israel's 2006 assault on Lebanon and Operation Cast Lead in Gaza in 2008-9.
Lapid said that he does not care what the Arabs want. "What I want is not a new Middle East, but to be rid of them and put a tall fence between us and them." The important thing, he added, is "to maintain a Jewish majority in the Land of Israel." Lapid has said recently that the Left "makes the same mistake again when it negotiates the division of Jerusalem." [...]
Israel "must at last get rid of the Palestinians and put a fence between us," he said, adding that "there will be no 'new Middle East,' but at least there won't be three million Palestinians in Israeli territory." Lapid said that he had decided to present his foreign policy platform to voters at the Ariel University Center, located in the West Bank settlement Ariel, because "there is no map on which Ariel isn't a part of the state of Israel."
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