Israel FM Supports Paying Arabs to Leave

November 28, 2014 12:53 PM

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Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.

In a manifesto of his Yisrael Beitenu party published Friday, Avigdor Lieberman says he favors ceding Arab majority areas in northern Israel to a future Palestinian state and providing economic incentives for Arab-Israelis ? about 20 percent of Israel's population ? to encourage them to emigrate.

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