Liberman issues apology for 'Polish blabbermouths' comment

Outgoing Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday issued an apology for calling rival politicians "Polish (women)" and "blabbermouths."
The remarks had been aimed at Meretz head Zehava Gal-On, Labor head Shelly Yacimovich and Hatnua head Tzipi Livni.
In a post on his Facebook account, Liberman said: "As a person who highly values the Polish community in Israel and its large contribution over the years to the state, and as a person who in the last elections headed a party in which a third of the candidates were women - many of whom occupied senior posts - I didn't think that a small joke would end up being such a big deal. So now I seriously, with no humor about it, I apologize sincerely to anyone who was offended by the joke."
He added: "And now I will sit alone in the dark and think more about what I did."
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