Lieberman calls leftists ‘kapos




A government minister has raised hackles by calling Israeli leftists kapos.


In an interview on Israel’s Channel One Saturday night, Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the Russian immigrant Yisrael Beiteinu party, compared members of Israel’s pacifist Yesh Gvul organization to “kapos,” Jewish concentration camp prisoners who worked for the Nazis.


His comments drew the ire of members of the left-wing Meretz party, who called for Lieberman’s firing, and urged the Labor Party to quit the government coalition.


Yesh Gvul is pressuring the state prosecutor’s office to open a ‘war crimes’ investigation into the 2002 deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza which killed a Hamas leader.

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