(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said Sunday morning that Israel should revoke the citizenship of those who oppose Israel’s existence.
The comments came a day after Raed Salah, head of the Islamic Movement's northern branch, called Israeli construction in Jerusalem “the new nakba [catastrophe] of the Palestinians” at “Nakba Day” demonstrations.
“Salah’s words cross the line of good taste,” Steinitz said. “It is
intolerable and unforgivable that in the State of Israel there are
Arabs, and also a small group of Jews, that oppose Israel’s existence
and mourn its establishment.
“In my opinion, we have to find a way to limit these people, and maybe
even revoke their citizenship,” the finance minister said. “Whoever
opposes the State of Israel’s existence, whoever cries over its
establishment, is raising a question mark as to if he can be a citizen
in this state.”