Hate to say I told you so, but... Hard-line Israel-First Zionists are racists. This is only one of many public statements by many high officials of the Israel government that prove beyond any doubt that they want to eliminate all Palestinian (Arabs) from their presence. But just let anyone even point this fact out, like I'm doing here - using nothing but their own words in direct in-context quotes, and I'm just an anti-Semite.
Man, have they gotten a strangle hold on your mind.
Arabs shouldn't live with Jews, Shas minister says
Jews and Israeli-Arabs should not live next to one another, Construction and Housing Minister Ariel Attias said on Thursday.
Speaking at the Israel Bar Association headquarters in Tel Aviv, the Shas legislator said Israel was in danger of "losing the Galilee" if the Israeli-Arab population continued to "spread" in the North, and mentioned in particular the Wadi Ara area, where he asserted that Harish, a haredi community planned to be built there, was a "mission of national importance" that could help "stop the expansion."
"Arabs don't have where to live, so they buy apartments in places with a Jewish nature, which causes unwanted friction," Attias said.
"We can all be bleeding-hearts," said the minister, "but I think it is unsuitable [for Jews and Arabs] to live together."
Attias used the Jewish-Arab clashes last year in Acre to explain his argument. "The mayor of Acre [Shimon Lankry] met with me yesterday for three hours, and asked how to save the city. He told me to bring a whole lot of haredim to save it," Attias said.
The minister quoted Lankry as saying, "I will even lose my political power."
"He told me that Arabs living in Jews' buildings chase them away," Attias added.
Mayors in the North "are asking me to salvage the Galilee, because this mixture is not feasible for coexistence over time," Attias said.
He said that he would push forward the long-planned Harish project in order to "save" the Wadi Ara area - which has...
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