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Avigdor Lieberman, deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, directed the ministers in his party, Israel Beiteinu, to refuse to cooperate with the parliamentary committee on integrating Israeli Arabs in Israeli society, headed by Israeli Arab MK Ahmad Tibi (Ta’al).
MK Faina Kirschenbaum (Yisrael Beitenu) will promote the vote on the establishment of a parliamentary committee of inquiry of the organizations that passed information on to Richard Goldstone, following Goldstone’s recent expression of reservations regarding his own report.
Although Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) claimed his Brussels talks on Israel-EU relations as a success, the summary published by the the European Union included reprimands and condemnations of Israel. The EU criticized efforts personally led by Lieberman especially sharply, such as the parliamentary committee of inquiry for human rights NGOs.
MKs Faina Kirshenbaum and Dani Danon, iniatiors of the parliamentary committee of inquiry into the human rights organizations said that the purpose of the committee is “to ascertain that the orgnizations do not receive funding from terrorist organizations.” This is despite the fact that there is already a prohibition on receiving donations from terrorist organizations abroad, and the Money Laundering Authority has increased enforcement of this matter over the past few years.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beitenu) said this afternoon in a factional meeting at the Knesset that the left-wing organizations are “terror abettors and nothing more, their whole purpose is to weaken the Israeli army and its resolve to defend the citizens of Israel.” Lieberman attacked the MKs who claimed that the committee to investigate left-wing organizations is McCarthyism and said that “it is those two-faced persons in the national camp, who are prepared to sacrifice the full interests of the national camp, are to blame for the fact that the national camp has never ruled the State of Israel, not even when we won in the ballot box. The right has never truly succeeded in ruling and trying to convey its world view, to lead the country, because of those turncoats who are constantly busy with one thing only: proving how right they are, and are simply a group that has become a band of discerning people, whose whole goal is to justify its existence.”