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On the one hand and on the other
: On the one hand and on the otherBy
: Yaakov Lazar Mark Marshall
(translation from Hebrew) Published in
: Hotam supplement of Al HamishmarDate of issue
28 November 1989Topic(s) addressed
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Commentary (by JB) Abstract
This was one item in the column "Ishit Lohetzet" written by Lazar.
Deputy Foreign Minister MK Bibi Netanyahu, the man who this week bitterly
lamented the lack of Glasnost in the Arab states, is the same man who said
this week: 'Israel should have taken advantage of the suppression of the
demonstrations in China, when the world's attention was focussed on what was
happening in that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of
the Territories. However, to my regret, they did not support that policy
that I proposed, and which I still propose should be implemented.'
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It is a good thing that there is Glasnost in Communist bloc countries,
because that permits us to say to the Arab states: why don't you try a
little Glasnost yourselves? Isn't it about time you joined the family of
civilized nations? But on the other hand, there is no need to carry this
blessed process too far, because it is useful that a few Communist states
remain that suppress the Glasnost with an iron fist, preferably with
bloodshed. Because if none such remain, how can we take advantage of the
world's attention being focussed on what is going on there, in order to
transfer our Arabs in a civilized way here?