Israel Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, was the winner of the first annual Glenn Beck award to the person who has best exemplified the ideas of the ignorant man on Fox News. During the past year, Lieberman insulted the Turkish ambassador to his nation, sickened just about every diplomat he met by displaying ignorance and arrogance. However, in his defense, Avigdor does not draw lines like his hero on TV. The latest outburst of insults from Lieberman dealt with Israeli Arabs who constitute 20% of the population. He claimed leaders of Israel Arabs were responsible for the rise in hate toward Israel in many nations. The source of this rising hate, he said is because “of the intellectual leadership” or Arabs. When a reporter asked if his recent demands for loyalty oaths for citizens and his comments about urging Israel Arabs might have caused them to become upset, the always right Lieberman responded: “I think all of the credit, 100% should go to Israel Arab leadership.”
Tragically, his rants and insults have gained him support among Israel Jews. A recent poll found that 33% of Israel Jews believe Arab citizens should be placed in an internment camp if war broke out. About 55% would like to see their fellow citizens migrate to another country. This response is from Jews whose ancestors were persecuted for thousands of years and all too often told to leave a nation.