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Monday, November 06, 2006

Peretz: Labor won't tolerate racism

A week into his new position, and Minister of Strategic Threats Avigdor Lieberman has drawn disapproval from the prime minister Sunday for his comments that Israel should follow the example set by Syria and divide Jews and Arabs. "The source of the conflict here is not territory, it is not occupation, it is not settlers. It is a clash between two people and two religions. Burning Issues #9: The Lieberman factor Anywhere in the world where there are two peoples and two religions, whether it's the former Yugoslavia or the Caucasus region in Russia or in Northern Ireland, there is conflict," Lieberman told the British newspaper the Sunday Telegraph. "What we have seen in Cyprus is that since they have that model, there is no terror. There is security. There is no peace but there is security." Cyprus has been divided into Greek and Turkish sections since 1974.

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