LIEBERMAN, Avigdor -- Israeli politician and deputy prime minister
Yisrael Beitenu, a far-right party whose ideology reflects Lieberman's, is the largest party of the Russian immigrant sector in Israel. Reflecting how Lieberman's party's racist ideology is mainstream in Israel, Yisrael Beitenu holds nearly 10 percent of the seats in the Israeli Knesset and is a coalition partner with the majority Kadima party.
Despite his open racism, his inclusion in the cabinet has failed to elicit any significant protest nationally or internationally. Instead, he has been welcomed by influential institutions such as the Brooking's Saban Center where he participated in a forum alongside Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Some of Avigdor Lieberman's infamous statements:
Urging the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, stickers and graffiti in Israel and in the Israeli occupied West Bank indicate a troubling prevalent racism in Israeli society that has become increasingly mainstream with the rise of public figures like Avigdor Lieberman. (Photo: Maureen Clare Murphy)
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1. The Forced Exile of The Palestinian People
2. Maintenance of the Occupation
3. Continued Displacement and Destruction
4. A Pattern of Violence and Aggression
5. Illegal Detention
6, 7 & 8. Segregation of Resources
9 & 10. Segregation of Travel
11. The Wall