Heil Lieberman! More Than Just ''Controversial''
21 August 2016
By Khalid Amayreh in
Today a real Nazi star is rising in Israel's sky as former extremist minister
Avigdor Lieberman is being groomed for becoming Israel's new War Minister.
Lieberman, an ex-club bouncer, reportedly with pedophile tendencies, has been
promised the defense portfolio by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu following
the dismissal of erstwhile Defense minister Moshe Yaalon.
The appointment of Lieberman at the helm of the Defense
Ministry, many observers agree, marks an unprecedented Nadir in Israeli
politics. Some Jewish writers have already compared the dramatic ascendance of
Lieberman to the country's top security post with the rise in Germany of the
Nazi party in the late 1920s.
The man is seen as
encapsulating a genocidal combination of both German Nazism and Soviet
Stalinism. Stalin is reportedly Lieberman's ultimate role model. Moreover, it
is widely thought that had millions of Jews not been exterminated by Nazism,
Hitler too would have become Lieberman's hero.
2006, this writer wrote the following, after Lieberman was elected to the
Knesset: ''Lieberman is more than just ''controversial'' as the Zionist and
Zionist-controlled media would portray him, mainly in order to evade facing
the reality of his fascist-mindset. He is actually a dangerous demagogic
politician and warmonger who advocates ethnic cleansing, genocide and a
In fact, the man can be viewed as
a Hitler-in-the-making with very little exaggeration. Lieberman's thuggish
behavior is very well known even among Jews in Israel. In 1999, the former
Moldovan immigrant attacked and savagely beat, some say bit, a neighbor's
child for allegedly beating his own son.
was publicized in Israel but eventually died down when Lieberman's star rose,
first as a lawmaker representing Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet
Union and second as cabinet minister in Ariel Sharon's government 2001-2003.
As a cabinet minister Lieberman espoused Nazi-like
ideas so brazenly that then Foreign Minister Shimon Peres had to warn him that
he might be summoned to The Hague to stand trial for crimes against humanity
if he decided to effect his racist ideology. On 8 March, 2002, the Israeli
newspaper Yediot Ahronot quoted him as saying the following during a cabinet
meeting: At eight o'clock, we bomb all commercial centers (in the occupied
territories), at 12 o'clock we bomb all fuel stations, and at two o'clock in
the afternoon, we bomb all the banks, and we keep the border crossings open
(to allow Palestinians to flee).''
remains unchanged, unreformed and unrepentant to put it very mildly. His
bloodthirstiness, criminal-mindedness, and genocidal savagery are as
affronting as ever.
That is why we may well be about
to witness a new turning point in the annals of the Arab-Israel conflict, a
turning point characterized by pornographic genocidal violence, probably
unseen since 1948.
The genocidal thug is already
threatening to murder Palestinian leaders, including Ismael Haniyya, the
former elected Palestinian Prime Minister.
He is also
threatening, rather brashly, PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, telling him ''you
either heed our orders or will meet Yasser Arafat's and Ahmed Yasin's fate.''
(Yasin was assassinated by Israel in Gaza on 22 March, 2004, and Arafat, who
died on 11 November the same year, is widely believed to have been poisoned by
Israeli agents.) A final word to the Israeli Jewish society:
Don't you ever think that a Nazi or Nazi-like War Minister will
benefit you or bring about more security, stability and peace to you. I
strongly believe the opposite would happen. Many Germans thought the same with
regard to the Third Reich. We know the rest of the story. And don't you ever
think that Jewish morality wouldn't allow the emergence of a Jewish Hitler.
Germany was probably the most cultured society under the sun in the years
leading up to the Holocaust. Just think about it.
Khalid Amayreh is a veteran Palestinian journalist and current affairs
political commentator living in Occupied Palestine