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“israel must declare Abbas irrelevant, wipe out Hamas”
Ever notice how anyone who fails to operate exactly as they're told is branded irrelevant?
Israel's new deputy prime minister says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is an ["ineffective"] leader and must be declared irrelevant.
Avigdor Lieberman is also proposing that Israel wipe out the leadership of the militant Palestinian Hamas party and Islamic Jihad groups.
In his words, they have to "disappear, to go to paradise, all of them, and there can't be any compromise."
Spoken like a true diplomat - a psychopathic one, that is.
Lieberman tells Israel Radio that Israel should work more closely with Jordan in dealing with the West Bank, and ignore Abbas.
No reaction from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on his deputy's strong words but he has distanced himself from the political hard line in the past.
Nothing like a good old fashioned game of good cop, bad cop to throw people off. Though, they couldn't have picked a more miserable candidate to play 'good' cop.