Netanyahu’s view of the Palestinians (and Americans)

(Disturbing) quote of the week.

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Earlier this week, Andrew Sullivan blogged on the "just-released and secretly taped private meeting" held by the then (and current) Israeli premier, Binyamin Netanyahu, who is heard on the tape explaining his approach to the the Palestinians:

. . . beat them up, not once but repeatedly, beat them up so it hurts so badly, until it's unbearable.

He also adds, about his American allies:

I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction.

Hmm.

For more details, check out Sullivan's Daily Dish blog.

Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12.

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