Quotation from Efraim Eitam “Israeli Arabs are in large measure the ticking bomb” — Mar. 20 2002
Former Minister of Construction and National Infrastructure.
- Eitam, Efraim (Efi) (1952-) ( 2 quotations )
" I am saying that the Israeli Arabs are in large measure the ticking bomb beneath the whole democratic Israeli order inside the  Green Line. Even today, in the Galilee and the Negev, a de facto autonomy of theirs is being created, which could in practice turn Israel into the bubble of Metropolitan Tel Aviv. Into a kind of pipe-state: a country of the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv-Haifa road. Therefore, I say that the State of Israel today faces an existential threat that is characterized by being an elusive threat, and elusive threats by their nature resemble cancer. Cancer is a type of illness in which most of the people who die from it die because they were diagnosed too late. By the time you grasp the size of the threat, it is already too late to deal with it. "
Ari Shavit, Dear God, this is Effi,
Haaretz, March 20 2002.
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