"We Need Allies Like Canada" - Israel's Lieberman
"Canada is so friendly that there was no need to convince or explain anything to anyone. We had amiable talks in a supportive atmosphere. We seriously discussed the problems existing in the world. We need allies like this in the international arena.." - Avigdor Lieberman
unlike Brazil, where Valter Pomar, a leading member of Brazil's ruling party correctly said:
"Lieberman is a racist and a fascist", and so say I.
A schvarz finstere yor oif im!
Zol er waksen vie a tsibele in drerd, mitm kop arop un die fies aroif!
[Sorry for the Yiddish outburst - translation available on request...]
I would have no personal opposition to a translation, U.
May he endure a dark year!
He should grow like an onion in the earth, with his head down and his feet in the air!
Ha ha, I like that!
Hack mir nisht a chinek.
interesting reference to the warm reception by the opposition too - would love to know who he met. Count Iggy? Jack?
So, you spotted me a mile off as a kettle-banger, eh?
Vus iz geven, iz geven, iz nisht du.
The pro-apartheid community is very united (Jew & gentile alike), very loud, very devious and very well-practised at the art of deception.
The rest of the Jewish community in Canada seems divided and ofttimes intimidated.
The majority of the rest of Canada seems oblivious, all too often.
The complete interview of Liberman is here:
(may every tooth drop out of his head except the one that aches..)
Israel uses Hitler picture to sell its settlement expansion:
"Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's Foreign Minister, has triggered fresh controversy by urging diplomats abroad to use a 1941 photograph of a Palestinian religious leader meeting Hitler to counter protests against a planned Jewish settlement in Arab East Jerusalem.."
The Adventures of Avigdor
"Avigdor Lieberman is probably the most controversial politician in Israel today. Over the years the ultra nationalist has threatened to bomb Egypt and drop a nuclear bomb on Gaza. He told Arab parliamentarians the should be executed as traitors and Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak that he could "go to hell"...As Lieberman was officially being sworn into his position in the chamber of the Knesset, I found Arab-Israeli politician Dr. Jamal Zehalka angrily stalking the halls outside. "Avigdor Lieberman is a known fascist and racist!" he explained - "he spouts off, he talks about bombing this or that and levelling this and turning this into dust. But it works. This is how he gets his votes.."
"In Canada I met with the head of the opposition and of course with my colleague, the foreign minister. I also had meetings with four other ministers, including the minister of finance and the minister entrusted with matters of international trade. It's hard to find a country friendlier to Israel than Canada these days. Members both of the Coalition and the Opposition are loyal friends to us.." Avigdor Lieberman.
Why in all these meetings with Canadian government representatives and Opposition leaders and Members were no substantive issues raised? Perhaps someone here can find out if he met with Jack Layton or any other NDP Members?
It's a sad day for Canada, but Canada has been an imperial toady before, but that role is back with a vengeance.
Israel and Canada Mark 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations
"Mr Speaker, there has been consultations with all parties and I believe you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move: That, in the opinion of this House, the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and the State of Israel should be highlighted confirming the deep bond of friendship between the Canadian and Israeli democracies.."
"Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman expressed the appreciation of the long-term friendship, and emphasized the importance of the multi-faceted relationship marking 60 years of Israeli - Canada relations.."
Lieberman Attacks Iran In Peru
"Lieberman, who had already received the cold shoulder in Brazil over Iran, once again targeted Tehran in Lima on Monday, calling for tougher sanctions against the Islamic Republic. "We see that the situation with Iran is really a big threat and not only for Israel but for the entire world.."
Since Iran is a main issue everywhere else he goes, one can safely assume he brought it up to those he met in Ottawa as well. There were no complaints that I've yet to hear from that quarter.
And Lima is the best place to speak from, as the Peruvian government just tried to do the same thing in Bagua by massacring indigenous protesters.
Latin America in Israel's Cross Hairs
"The Israeli minister of foreign affairs, Avigdor Lieberman has wrapped up a 10-day tour through South America, the first of its kind for over two decades. His trip was aimed at launching a new direction for Israel's foreign policy, which is to turn more and more to the subcontinent. The people of Brazil and Argentina have met him with loud street protests, denouncing him as an emblem of Israeli racism, fascism and colonialism.."
FM Lieberman: Chavez Supports Islamic Extremists
"I will not talk about intelligence information, but we have enough to worry about the collaboration between the branches of radical Islam and Hugo Chavez.."
Police 'to pursue' Lieberman case
"The police say Mr. Lieberman should be charged with offences including corruption, embezzlement and money laundering, sources say'
Fascist friends raise their heads in Canada. Did this not also happen during WWII in Canada? Yes it did. Many German Jewish peoples were turned away at Canada's borders during the War; in fact an entire boatload that were later returned to Europe. Strange twist of fate represented here for Canada. Lieberman as next Prime Minister of Israel? Yikes. Canada needs to check out the intentions of their "friends."
Lieberman winning the PM office could represent a 1932 scenario repeated in a strange and sadly ironic way.
Israeli Police Recommends Indicting Lieberman
"According to Israeli Police, Lieberman carried monetary infractions that amounts to NIS 10 Million and that this money was funneled to him through six to eight unreal corporations"
Lieberman has said he will resign if indicted
Lieberman may step down but this still will not change his public support or his party affiliation. He, and his party (Beiteinu), do carry a good deal of popular support in Israel and this is what is really scary. Beiteinu carried 15 seats and this is not terribly far behind the leading parties in the current Knesset. Lieberman's party is gaining steam with Israeli voters who sympathize with the rhetoric of hate and extreme nationalism.
Yisrael Beiteinu had 86,153 votes in the 1999 Knesset elections and this represented 2.6% of the total votes. Compare that number with 2009 and there is a major jump in popular support. Beiteinu had 394,577 votes in the 2009 Knesset and this represented 11.7% of the total votes. Support is growing immensely for the far-right in Israel.
I take it he met with Bernie Farber, Frank Dimant and Meir Weinstein.
"The legal system may now clip Liberman's wings, but the forces that produced him and which he so successfully harnessed, are in dire need of far more radical treatment..."
Lieberman Urges Boston Consul to Resign For Rebuking Israel Policy
"FM Avigdor Lieberman called on Israel's Consul-General in Boston, Nadav Tamir to resign his post over a confidential memo in which he criticized the government for harming ties with the US.."
Israel Seeks Ways to Silence Human Rights Groups
"The campaign is reported to be the brainchild of the far-right foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.."
Coming Into Israel's Crosshairs
"As Israel turns to South America to save its non-existance economy, the people of that subcontinent have a chance to reject racism and oppression and strike a victory for the global south.."
It is not the first time a Canadian government established warm relations with racists and fascists.
I was just thinking how nice it is Canada is welcoming to and winning the freindship of retrograde racists and thugs like Lieberman while at the same time abandoning Canadians to prison and worse who just aren't white enough. I'm sure Lieberman the Supremacist found kindred spirits in Ottawa.
Image of racists finding common cause:
settler states united - Canada has achieved what Israel can only dream of
"One of our Chiefs, who was deprived of a lot of formal schooling ( notice I did not use the word education which is often interfered with by schooling) said to me: 'You know, we are like the Palestinians of North America and they are like the Indians of the Middle East.' He did not know about the Balfour Declaration or any of the history. But he knew in his gut and heart that teh parallels were there and strong. He said: "We are 'Palestindians'". And then said iin Blackfoot language: 'Ni Kso KoWa, which means we are all related. We are related in many ways beyond being occupied, slandered and objects of those intent on our extermination as a People.."
Lieberman Accuses Norway of Promoting Anti-Semitism
"Amid escalating tensions between Israel and Sweden, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday accused another Scandinavian country - Norway this time - of promoting anti-semitism. Israel and Sweden have been embroiled in diplomatic crisis this week after a Swedish daily printed an article alleging that IDF soldiers harvested organs of Palestinians.."
Israel Declares War on Sweden
"Anyway, beyond the value this brouhaha has for Lieberman personally, there's also some poisoning of the well--Sweden just took over the EU Presidency, and is expected to take an activist position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So we'll be hearing a lot about how Sweden's government is rife with anti-Semitism.."
Baseless Organ Theft Accusations will not bring Israel to Justice
"Israel's tactics of intimidation are not justified by Bostrom's article which is nothing more than an example of irresponsible journalism and publishing. If Sweden does bow down to Israeli pressure, it would set a frightening precedent.."
Murdering Palestinians for their Organs:
"All facts on the ground prove Swedish report correct.."
Israel Beefing Up Diplomatic Corps in Canada
"This reflects the growing importance of Canada by Israel and the excellent partnership between the Canadian Jewish Community and the State of Israel...as well as being a response to the emerging position of Toronto as a global focal point for both pro and anti-Israel activity.."
Is Canada More Pro-Israel than the US?
"this silence bolsters claims by some commentators that under Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government, Canada has become (at least diplomatically) the most pro-Israel country in the world. Israeli officials concur.."
Thanks for that link, NDPP.
The article, by Yves Engler, the author of [i]The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy,[/i] is well worth a close look.
Deception, Spin and Lies
"Less than a week after Ankara cancelled an air exercise with Israel, Turkey's State sponsored Channel TRT1 broadcast 'Ayrilik' (Farewell") a new prime time TV show that depicts the true image of Israel's genocidal military operation iin Gaza last January.
The Israelis are not happy.
The Turkish TV-show indeed depicts the IDF soldiers as murderers of children women and elders, for this is what Israeli soldiers are and this is exactly what Israel stands for politically, symbolically, ideologically and practically..."
Lieberman is pissed..
I followed a link in this post by al-Qa'bong to an article in Haaretz by Gordon Levy called The Golda Wars
At the bottom of the article is a link to a story called 'Boycotting Liberman'
Egypt FM threatens to shun Mediterranean Union meeting if Israel FM attends.
LOL - Why not just tell them to "go to hell" again Avi?
Good links - thanks
Only goes to further underscore the nastiness of the Canadian position vis a vis this awful war criminal and the high praise he has for ALL PARTIES here.
Promised Lands - Israel's Cultural and Political Connections in Canada
"The Teflon cloak Israel has tried to wrap itself in since Operation Cast Lead, the invasion of Canada in December 2008, looks as strong as ever in Canada. 'Canada is so friendly that there was no need to convince or explain anything to anyone. We need allies like this in the international arena,' gushed Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. But all is not well in the Land of Nod..."
Britain's Foreign Office Wimps Surrender to Israeli Thugs
"Britain's Foreign Minister David Miliband yesterday apologized to MK Tzipi Livni and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for the court warrant issued against Livni in London earlier this week.."
Making a Killing: The Canadian Israel Military Industrial Partnership
"One of the ways Canada is intimately linked to war crimes is through the international arms trade and Gaza provides us with a jarring case in point..."
The Impunity of Israel and its Allies Will Carry a Price
"When evidence of war crimes is produced, you might expect states that claim to defend the rule of law to want those crimes investigated and the perpetrators held to account. Not a bit of it....As has been demonstrated this week, Israel is treated with impunity by its western allies..."
'Anti-Semitic' Charge Angers Aid Group
"Speaking in Jerusalem, federal Tory minister [Jason Kenney] links Christian group to enemies of Israel
Wow - that article from the Star has got my blood boiling - quoting Jason Kenny...
WTF is Jason Kenny, Minister of Immigration, doing in Israel giving a talk on combatting anti-semitism? He is not Jewish and he is certainly no expert in the matter of anti semitism.
But his words and deeds certainly certainly reflect an anti-christian bias. I hope he is surprised and shocked that his shameful words have been reported in the Canadian media. What a jerk.
Yes, the words do speak for themselves, don't they? Don't say anything against Israel because that is being anti-semetic. What utter bullshit.
So whats the solution? Establish a warm relationship with Palestinian racists and fascists to counter the warm relationship with Israeli racists and fascists?
Sama old, same old. Most Canadians have no interest in the to-ing and fro-ing of political opportunists who have absolutely no interest in a permanent solution.
I would think that most Canadians want a government that they can trust. This one cannot be trusted at all, as they keep proving over and over again. Framed in that context, it's one step to disloging this facist regime.
Maybe not a complete solution, but a small step in that direction.
I would venture to say that most Canadians don't give a shit about Israel. Maybe its time to ask why is our government so obsessed defending this apartheid/terrorist/war criminal state on the other side of the world. Why, why, why?
It makes for an interesting debate and it could make for a very interesting election.
Fascist is a little extreme for the Conservative government. Fascists-in-waiting is the correct term. Without a majority, Harper has all these pesky laws and such impeding him. He can't suspend the constitution for our own benefit just yet, the best he can do is impede the flow of information and stonewall any criticism.
An Attack on Israel is an Attack on Canada
"An Iranian attack on Israel would be considered an attack on Canada, according to Peter Kent, Canada's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs...
Canada has been one of Israel's staunchest allies, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week called for a coordinated international effort to halt "the grave danger" of Iran's pursuit of nuclear capability."
International Leadership Award Has Meaning for PM
Following Kent's logic, an attack on Canada is an attack on Israel.
I'm going to go throw a rock at the 7-Eleven now...