Lieberman, Netanyahu at loggerheads over Arab draft
Moran Azulay
Published: 28.06.12, 17:46
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1. May G-d give extra protection to His Jewish children
How dangerous ,   and foolish   (06.28.12)
if Arabs join the IDF.
2. FM is correct.. Equal means Equal
Robert ,   USA   (06.28.12)
3. No to arab army service
Raviv ,   Ramat Gan   (06.28.12)
why do we want them to seve i. The army at all? That is very unwise with unforseen consequences. Imagine the hostile arabs with best army skills!!! National service on the other hand might be different.
4. #1 what world do you live in?
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (06.28.12)
Arabs have been serving in the IDF since 1948, up to and including the rank of General. If they do not draft Arabs - then we will be guilty of apartheid.
5. not enough problems? enlist Arabs
Larry ,   Los Angeles   (06.28.12)
Has Libermann gone nuts? Equality? It is bad enough the security leaks by the liberals. All we need is Arabs in the IDF and the IDF is really compromised.
6. #1 - Arabs in the IDF does not have to be dangerous
Michael Redbourn ,   Arad Israel   (06.28.12)
There are lots of jobs in the IDF that Arabs could do that would not give them access to any information that is not already easily available. Letting Arabs perform those jobs would free up others to defend the country.
7. shows its really just anti-haredi antisemitism
david ,   new york   (06.28.12)
if the issue was "fairness" and everyone serving, then how come arabs will not even have to do national service?? do you think the only reason for this draft is to destroy haredi culture? - i do.
8. Neither haredim nor arabs belong in IDF
Haredim cannot join the IDF - too dangerous for their souls. If Arabs join the IDF it would be dangerous for all Jews.
9. Mandatory national service for the:
Reuven   (06.28.12)
Arabs: Yes. Mandatory service in the IDF for Arabs: absolutely NOT.
10. the arabs shouldnt
Fad Egypt   (06.28.12)
be obligated to serve in the army , because it is a danger to the national security , so they can make civil service instead
11. God is not a jew.
Jarvis ,   Joseph USA   (06.28.12)
12. For once I agree with Lieberman, integration good for Israel
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (06.28.12)
President Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9981 "...It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. This policy shall be put into effect as rapidly as possible, having due regard to the time required to effectuate any necessary changes without impairing efficiency or morale."
13. #11, Jarvis
Gabe ,   Canada   (06.28.12)
Did He tell you that ?
14. #12 Frankly my dear
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (06.28.12)
I don't give a damn what you think, nor does anybody in Israel. Ignorant racists have no say in anything at all in Israel
15. Arabs don't have to serve the IDF. They can do...
Alexander ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (06.28.12)
...civil service. Preferably, they can pack their bags and leave - all 1.4 million Israeli Arabs. No need to be hysterical. I too vehemently oppose Arabs in the army and if they do serve IDF - there have to be as few of them as possible. IDF should not educate Arabs in becoming fighters and soldiers against Israel. Let Israeli Arabs do civil service. There is no need to put guns in Arab hands. But the best solution of course would be to expel the Arabs from Israel, Jerusalem Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Golan and to annex Judea, Samaria and Gaza - to begin with. Israel would be safer without Arabs in our land. The whole idea of letting Arabs actually live in our land while they threaten us demographically and hate us, and letting them serve the IDF is a farce. The biggest farce is that Israel didn't expel the Arabs once and for all in the Six Day War 1967 and dismantled the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque and rebuilt the Jewish Temple where it is supposed to stand. But since Israel refuses to deal with the domestic problem of disloyal anti-Semitic Arabs, Israel is still facing the problems of Arab presence in Israel. And therefore, a problem that could have been solved a long time ago, still exists. Due to the fact that Israeli/Jewish morality is so strong, meaning that Israelis/Jews would rather sacrifice their own well being then defeating and fighting Israel's enemies, it means the problem with the Arab presence in our land is still a problem. It hasn't exactly escaped anyone's notice that Arabs are not exactly friends of the Jews neither in Israel nor in 22 Arab states. So why not quit all political correctness and simple state the truth? Arabs are enemies of Jews and of the Jewish State of Israel. Arabs are Jew haters, have always been and will always be.
16. Arabs in the army? NUTS! Do you expect them to shoot to kill
their own brothers in order to protect Jews? Have Israeli leaders gone off their minds?
17. reminder from Torah
Galut ia ,   Selah   (06.28.12)
All the tribes of Israel participated in reclaiming the land ....under Joshua ... it should be no different now anything less is disobedience to G-d
18. You clever! Yes, Enlist and arm Israeli arabs!
Tayfun_Turkey ,   Istanbul   (06.28.12)
I support this decision from Turkey! Just give them weapons and send them armed to missions, Friendly fire is next. So friendly!
19. As Israeli-Arab, I agree with Liberman
Rami of Nazareth ,   Israel   (06.28.12)
20. Jewish Homeland = JEWISH
Yoni the JEW ,   Jewish Homeland   (06.28.12)
I propose we promote the mass exodus of all Arabs and non Jews from our land. This land belongs and always will belong to the Jewish people. Any non Jew who takes, owns, uses, our land is stealing it from us. The Jewish people must be strong and say this clearly. This land belongs to us.
21. I agree with #1, #10 and #16. Very logical indeed!
Israeli 2   (06.28.12)
22. Mandatory service for ALL
Scott ,   Ramat Gan, Israel   (06.28.12)
IDF or national service needs to be mandatory for Israeli-Arabs & haredim, with those who refuse not eligible to receive any government benefits. National service is the logical option for Arabs who can serve their own communities. The term of service needs to be equal for all - 3 years for men, 2 for women.+
23. national service must be for arabs & haredi or neither
zionist forever   (06.28.12)
If we are talking about changing the Tal Law because we think everybody should do their bit then we must force the arabs to do national service as well. If the purpose of changing the Tal Law is just because the secular elite don't like haredi then its just being done as an attempt to be nasty to them & so the law shouldn't change for anybody. National service should be about benefiting society either through the military or some other form of national service and so that means getting haredi & arabs doing something. National service doesn't have to mean the army and there are other non military roles we can give to the arabs so they do their bit as well and we also get to keep them out the army.
24. Alexander the only hater here is you
Gregg ,   Haifa il   (06.29.12)
25. Haredi protest
Leon ,   Grand Rapids MI   (06.29.12)
Where do I get one of those cool hats ?
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