"We Need Allies Like Canada" - Israel's Avigdor Lieberman

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"We Need Allies Like Canada" - Israel's Avigdor Lieberman

"We Need Allies Like Canada" - Israel's Lieberman

http://www.jewishtribune.ca/TribuneV2/index.php/200907221842/we-need-all...

"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.

Unionist

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...]

 

Papal Bull

Unionist wrote:

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.

Unionist

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!

 

Papal Bull

Unionist wrote:

He should grow like an onion in the earth, with his head down and his feet in the air!

 

Ha ha, I like that!

nussy

Hack mir nisht a chinek. Tongue out

NDPP

interesting reference to the warm reception by the opposition too - would love to know who he met. Count Iggy? Jack?

Unionist

nussy wrote:

Hack mir nisht a chinek. Tongue out

So, you spotted me a mile off as a kettle-banger, eh?

Vus iz geven, iz geven, iz nisht du.

 

Lard Tunderin Jeezus Lard Tunderin Jeezus's picture

Quote:

"The Jewish community in Canada is very united, unlike the communities in most countries, and it maintains solid contacts both in the government and in Parliament. I got the impression of a whole, harmonious picture of great support for Israel."

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.

NDPP

The complete interview of Liberman is here:

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=44140

(may every tooth drop out of his head except the one that aches..)

NDPP

Israel uses Hitler picture to sell its settlement expansion:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-uses-hitler-p...

"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.."

NDPP

The Adventures of Avigdor

http://newmatilda.com/2009/04/30/adventures-avidgor

"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?

 

ceti ceti's picture

It's a sad day for Canada, but Canada has been an imperial toady before, but that role is back with a vengeance.

NDPP

Israel and Canada Mark 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations

http://ottawa.mfa.gov.il/mfm/web/main/missionhome.asp?MissionID=13&

"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.."

NDPP

Lieberman Attacks Iran In Peru

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=101796&sectionid=351020101

"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.

ceti ceti's picture

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.

NDPP

Latin America in Israel's Cross Hairs

http://www.palestinechronicle.com

"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.."

NDPP

FM Lieberman: Chavez Supports Islamic Extremists

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/168800

"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.."

NDPP

Police 'to pursue' Lieberman case

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8180451.stm

"The police say Mr. Lieberman should be charged with offences including corruption, embezzlement and money laundering, sources say'

fiidel_castro

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.  

NDPP

Israeli Police Recommends Indicting Lieberman

http://www.imemc.org/article/61266

"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

fiidel_castro

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. 

fiidel_castro

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. 

Lord Palmerston

Lard Tunderin Jeezus wrote:
"The Jewish community in Canada is very united, unlike the communities in most countries, and it maintains solid contacts both in the government and in Parliament. I got the impression of a whole, harmonious picture of great support for Israel."

I take it he met with Bernie Farber, Frank Dimant and Meir Weinstein.

 

NDPP

Legitimising Lieberman

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/aug/04/lieberman-israel-far...

"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..."

NDPP

Lieberman Urges Boston Consul to Resign For Rebuking Israel Policy

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1106493.html

"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.."

 

NDPP

Israel Seeks Ways to Silence Human Rights Groups

http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_56652.shtml

"The campaign is reported to be the brainchild of the far-right foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.."

NDPP

Coming Into Israel's Crosshairs

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/961/op23.htm

"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.."

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

It is not the first time a Canadian government established warm relations with racists and fascists.

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

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:

NDPP

 settler states united   -   Canada has achieved what Israel can only dream of

Palestin[d]ians

http://wwwthesixthestate.blogspot.com/2009/01/monsters-of-wannsee-confer...

"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.."

NDPP

Lieberman Accuses Norway of Promoting Anti-Semitism

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1109501.html

"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.."

NDPP

Israel Declares War on Sweden

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/world/142159/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

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10730.shtml

"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.."

Ze

Quote:
"How low can you go?" Lieberman queried his audience of school children who, had they been following the explosive and sudden breakdown in relations between Israel and Stockholm this week, would have answered: as low as Sweden, of course.

And that would be because Sweden produced Donald Boström, a freelancer who recently published a provocative but back-pages article in the daily Aftonbladet tabloid that quoted allegations soldiers had removed organs from Palestinian corpses nearly two decades ago. 

Astonishing was that Lieberman, hitting back at the article that supposedly defamed his country, opted not to attack the story or its author but to defame the entire nation of Sweden, and all for its refusal to follow the foreign minister off a cliff of international humiliation. 

"It is a shame that the Swedish Foreign Ministry is not getting involved when a blood libel against Jews is at hand," he said in a statement emailed to every journalist working in Israel. "This recalls the Swedish position during World War II – then, too, they didn't get involved."

While the article in question, which has yet to be taken seriously by anyone outside of Benjamin Netanyahu's government, could easily be interpreted as defamatory to Israel's military, Lieberman's reaction to its accusations could not be interpreted as anything less than an attack on Sweden, in general, as a nation of Nazis yesterday and cowards today. 

 

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=219056

NDPP

Murdering Palestinians for their Organs:

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14885

"All facts on the ground prove Swedish report correct.."

NDPP

Israel Beefing Up Diplomatic Corps in Canada

http://www.cjnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17500&It...

"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.."

NDPP

Is Canada More Pro-Israel than the US?

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10824.shtml

"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.."

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Thanks for that link, NDPP.

The article, by Yves Engler, the author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, is well worth a close look.

NDPP

Deception, Spin and Lies

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/deception-spin-and-lies-written-by-gilad...

"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..

Diogenes Diogenes's picture

Laughing

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?

NDPP

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.

NDPP

Promised Lands - Israel's Cultural and Political Connections in Canada

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/968/cu3.htm

"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..."

NDPP

Britain's Foreign Office Wimps Surrender to Israeli Thugs

http://www.redress.cc/global/slittlewood20091217

"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.."

NDPP

Making a Killing: The Canadian Israel Military Industrial Partnership

http://www.caiaweb.org/sites/caiaweb.org/files/military_links_pamphlet_f...

"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

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/dec/17/tzipi-livni-arrest-w...

"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..."

NDPP

'Anti-Semitic' Charge Angers Aid Group

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/740510---anti-semitic-charge-...

"Speaking in Jerusalem, federal Tory minister [Jason Kenney] links Christian group to enemies of Israel

Diogenes Diogenes's picture

Wow - that article from the Star has got my blood boiling - quoting Jason Kenny...

Quote:

"We have de-funded organizations, most recently, like KAIROS who are taking a leadership role in the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign" against Israel, he told the Global Forum for combatting anti-Semitism.

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.

Quote:

Alykhan Velshi, Kenney's director of communications, said the minister's words "speak for themselves."

The federal Conservatives have taken steps to "disentangle" the government from groups that are anti-Semitic or anti-Israel, he said.

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.

canuquetoo

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.

Diogenes Diogenes's picture

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.

 

canuquetoo

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.

 

NDPP

An Attack on Israel is an Attack on Canada

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/136023

"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

http://www.friendsofsimonwiesenthalcenter.com/downloads/news_111309.pdf

al-Qa'bong

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...

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