Netanyahu to Arab MKs: Lieberman is Right (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 06/28/12)
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke Thursday evening with Arab
MKs Ahmed Tibi and Mohammed Barakeh about the Plesner Committee, in
an apparent effort to make it possible to recruit young Arabs to
Netanyahu told them that despite the Plesner Committee´s
recommendation not to take action against Arab draft dodgers, he
still believes in the idea of "enlistment for all."
"The world has changed, the country has changed and the situation Is
not what it was in the past," Netanyahu told the two. "Everyone
should share the burden."
Netanyahu said that the Arab MKs should not "build up hopes" after
the Committee´s decision, and that the possibility of a conscripting
Arabs to do national service "is still being discussed."
The Plesner Committee´s announcement that it would not recommend
sanctions against Arabs who do not enlist caused Yisrael Beytenu and
the Jewish Home to announce they were pulling out of the Plesner
Committee. Netanyahu´s statement to the Arab MKs can be seen as
evidence that he essentially agrees with the Jewish Home and Yisrael
Beytenu´s disappointment with the Plesner Committee´s laxness
regarding Arabs. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/28/12)
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