Lieberman: Egypt Is Lying to Israel and Working Against Our Interests

Former minister also accuses Israeli Arabs MKs of representing not their constituents but terror organizations.

Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman on Monday unleashed harsh criticism at Egypt over the way it has dealt with the breached Gaza Strip border, accusing it of lying to Israel and working against Jerusalem's interests.

"The time has come for us to tell Egypt that we will begin to work to remove it from the list of the U.S.' preferred state," the former minister told Knesset members on Monday. Egypt is "lying in our faces," he added.

Lieberman also slammed Israeli Arab MKs, saying they are in the Knesset representing terrorist groups.

During a debate on a motion of no-confidence, introduced by his Yisrael Beiteinu faction, Lieberman turned to the Israeli Arab MKs and said, "you are bringing about the destruction of Israel's Arabs. You do not represent them. You represent terrorist organizations.

"Three Arab members of Knesset went to George Habash's funeral," he said, referring to the founder of the Marxist Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who was buried in Jordan on Monday.

"The fact that the legal system does not know how to deal with them is a badge of shame for them. I have seen Israeli Arab leaders going to show solidarity with resident of Gaza and Hamas. I have not seen them showing solidarity with residents of Sderot."

Lieberman's comments apparently awakened no ire in the Knesset plenum where he spoke, apparently due to the absence of Israeli Arab MKs from the session.