Avigdor Lieberman, a right-wing Israeli politician suggested on Tuesday at Tel Aviv’s Bar Ilan University that extreme measures were needed against Hamas. “We must continue to fight Hamas just like the United States did with the Japanese in World War II,” Lieberman said.

The Israeli media quoted him as saying that the US nuclear strikes on Japan had rendered an “occupation of the country unnecessary.”

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Anger begins to knock at Israel’s borders, by Mel Frykberg, 14 January 2009