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EU's Jewish policy 'like 1930s, during Holocaust': Israel Foreign Minister

Published on Dec 11, 2012 4:44 PM
 
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman listens as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Jerusalem Nov 21, 2012. Lieberman criticised Europe on Tuesday, saying its treatment of the Jewish state was comparable to policies during the Holocaust. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman criticised Europe on Tuesday, saying its treatment of the Jewish state was comparable to policies during the Holocaust.

Mr Lieberman said Europe had turned a blind eye to a speech by Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal this week, in which he said the Palestinians would not "cede an inch" of historic Palestine, which includes much of modern Israel.

"Once again, Europe has ignored calls for Israel's destruction," Mr Lieberman told Israeli public radio.

"We've already seen this at the end of the 1930s and at the beginning of the 1940s when Europe knew what what was happening in the concentration camps and didn't act.

 
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