Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, Monday, "If the state of Israel won't be a Jewish state, there's no sense in its existence. We survived all these years because we knew how to maintain our heritage and our tradition."
Speaking at a Knesset salute to Chabad emissaries in the former Soviet Union, the Yisrael Beiteinu party chairman added, "There is nothing more important than Jewish education. As one who grew up in the commonwealth of states, I pinch myself every time I'm in the presence of the Jewish revolution taking place in these countries. The yeshivas, kollels and schools are making an unbelievable revolution. More important than our foreign aid and diplomatic efforts, the mission is to bring all the Jewish people to the land of Israel, all the Jews from all the diasporas."