From the December 2008 Idaho Observer:
Ha’aretz quotes genocidal essay by ranking Likudnic that has conveniently disappeared
We are all sensitive to issues surrounding Israel. But, our sensitivities in this regard, are born of social conditioning and negative reinforcement. We should not be compelled to entertain double-standards that tolerate politically-motivated activities such as genocide, no matter who is committing them. It should also be stated that many Israelis are just as opposed to and disgusted by the actions of their government as many Americans are with the actions of ours—and just as incapable of preventing them. Below is some interesting insights into Israel politics, the mindset behind the Israeli persecution of Palestinians and a mainstream media outlet’s perspective.
Yair Ettiger of Ha’aretz, a generally "liberal" Israeli daily newspaper, reported Oct. 12, 2008, that, "An extreme right-wing text by Likud member Moshe Feiglin (pictured above) disappeared from the Web site of his Jewish Leadership movement on Oct. 7. In the piece written five years ago, Feiglin says Israel should cut off water and electricity service to the Palestinian territories, withdraw from the United Nations and boycott the [Sydney] Olympics."
The sudden removal of the genocidal essay after five years—less than one month before the current Israeli military blockade of Gaza began—implies that plans to resolve Israel’s "Palestinian problem" a la Feiglen were in place prior to Hamas allegedly breaking a cease fire agreement Nov. 4.
The text details the radical policies Feiglin would pursue if he became prime minister. "In the piece," Ettiger reported, "Feiglin wrote that his first action after becoming prime minister would be to summon his government to give thanks in prayer on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, an extremely sensitive site holy to both Jews and Muslims. Over the next 100 days he would announce Israel’s withdrawal from the United Nations, the closing of its embassies ‘in Germany and other anti-Semitic countries’ and the rescheduling of the school year along the lines of the Hebrew calendar."
Feiglin wrote that he would then address the Palestinian issue by ordering "the complete cessation" of funds, goods, water, electricity and communication to the Palestinian Authority. Any attack on an Israeli target would incur "the conquest of the area whose residents instigated the violence, their deportation and destruction of the area’s infrastructure." [emphasis added].
At the same time, the defense budget would be cut by 30 percent by retiring all non-lethal anti-protest ammunition such as rubber-tipped bullets and tear gas. Instead, security forces would use live bullets against Palestinian protesters. "The [non-lethal] ammunition aimed at preventing enemy casualties, which goes against the army’s essence, will be destroyed in mandatory ceremonies held at every base," Feiglin wrote.
In the paper, Feiglin vociferously rejects the Palestinians’ right to a state and argues that they do not exist as a distinct nationality separate from other Arabs.
"There is no Palestinian people, nor has there ever been, and there never will be a Palestinian state," Feiglin wrote. "We shall offer them human rights without civil rights, so long as they prove their loyalty to their Jewish state host and accept Jewish sovereignty over their land. In such a situation they will be given legal-resident status and they can carry on their private affairs without anyone infringing on their human rights."
Feiglin’s ideals, currently being implemented as official Israel government policy in Gaza, are in complete contravention to the conditions upon which the community of nations agreed to grant statehood to Israel in 1948.