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On the one hand and on the other

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Article/book #: 134874
Title: On the one hand and on the other
By: Yaakov Lazar   Mark Marshall (translation from Hebrew)  
Published in: Hotam supplement of Al Hamishmar
Date of issue: Tuesday, 28 November 1989
Topic(s) addressed: People/entities mentioned in this item: Timeline event(s) mentioned in this item:
   04 Jun 1989:Tian An Men massacre

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Commentary (by JB):

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.'

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?

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