Skip to comments.Compassionate Israel for African victims of Arab racism - backfires
Posted on 06/07/2012 2:18:41 PM PDT by PRePublic
While Israel received compassionately Africans, many of them victims of Arab racism. Now that many of these migrants have began a wave of crimes, and job opportunities are being lost anti Immigrant voices rise. Anti Israel bigots who are quick to draw the "race" cards have a wide grin...
Israeli Anger Over 'African' Crime Wave Forward.com After Rapes, Violent Backlash Targets Black Immigrants May 27, 2012 .... There are tens of thousands [of illegal immigrants] already here who, if you don't create jobs for them, will immediately go ... http://forward.com/articles/156804/israeli-anger-over-african-crime-wave/?p=all
Israel Can't Solve Africa's Problems May 24, 2012 Israel Cant Solve Africas Problems Jonathan S. Tobin | @tobincommentary 05.24.2012 - 7:10 PM
It is no small irony that a country like the United States that was built by and prospered because of immigration would come to regard the influx of foreigners to our shores as a problem. That is also true of the State of Israel which, much to its surprise, has found itself being swamped by unwelcome African migrants who have poured over the border with Egypt and presented the Israeli government with a ticklish dilemma. Anger about the influx bubbled over yesterday in a Tel Aviv protest that turned violent and where both demonstrators and some politicians in attendance uttered statements that could only be characterized as racist. Prime Minister Netanyahu was quick to condemn the tone of the protest as well as members of his own party for behavior that he rightly said had no place in the country.
That such sentiments were given a public airing will be fodder for Israel haters. But once we condemn the protest, it must be admitted that the idea that tiny Israel should be considered the solution for African poverty is absurd. There are currently approximately 70,000 illegal African immigrants in Israel, roughly one for every 100 IsraelisJew and Arab alike. In such a small country, thats a large burden for Israelis to carry. If Americans are upset about undocumented immigrants in this country, the uproar in Israel isnt hard to understand. Moreover, unlike the bulk of illegal immigration into the United States, the Africans are not merely a function of an economic cycle in which Mexicans and other Central Americans cross the border to fill low-paying jobs such as farm work. The Africans are refugees from war and famine in East African nations like Sudan and Eritrea, who not unnaturally see democratic and prosperous Israel as a haven from suffering that they cannot find anywhere else in the region. Its also true that unlike the nations they pass through on their way to Israel, the Jewish state has treated newcomers with compassion.
Those who are quick to accuse Israel of racism should remember that it went to great trouble and expense to facilitate the mass immigration of tens of thousands of black Jews from Ethiopia in the past generation. Though the absorption of these immigrants has been a bumpy road for many, the nation took great pride in their coming and has done its often-inadequate best to care for them.
The Jewish tradition of caring for the homeless and the stranger has created a large degree of sympathy for the African migrants in Israel. But while it was possible for the country to take in the initial small numbers who found their way there, including those seeking political asylum, now that the rate is up to 1,000 new illegals a month, the situation has gotten out of hand. Israel simply hasnt the ability to care for or employ that many people who have no ties to the place.
Moreover, no matter how immigrant-friendly Israel may be, any nation has the right and the duty to police its borders. As is the case with Americas southern border, there are no easy or simple solutionspeople who want to come will find a way to get in. But no nation can be expected to just simply accept such a situation, especially when it brings with it a rise in crime and other social pathologies. Though nothing justifies some of the unfortunate statements made yesterday in Tel Aviv, Israel has a right to ask those who arrive without permission to leave and to ensure that those illegals who keep coming are kept out. http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/05/24/israel-can-not-solve-africa-problems-immigrants-netanyahu/
Invasions are not always done by well armed armies.
Later they'll have the number 7 barn dance.
If immigration is good for America, it seems that it would be good for Israel, the Jewish vote here is overwhelmingly pro-immigration, and always has been.
What in your post had anything to do with me being a hypocrite?
Catholics almost always vote Democrat, but nothing like the massively, overwhelmingly, Jewish vote, besides, what does the Catholic vote have to do with my question, or with me?
Jews love immigration and always have in America, it is surprising that immigration to Israel would draw heat.
Africans who are not Jews have no claim on Israel. The Black Jews may be able to acculturate to Israel or they may be too African. Time alone will tell.
Given the profound differences between tribal Africans and Jewish Israel, to allow any people into Israel who can not demonstrate acculturation to the Israeli legal and belief system must be excluded.
Diversity is not strength. History is full of vanished or vanquished nations which attempted to ignore the centrality of one culture.
Angela Merkel’s famous statement regarding multi-culturalism in Germany comes to mind: “Multi-kulti ist tod”
Israel disregards Merkel’s wisdom and decision at great risk.
Conclusion: Remove all people from Israel who are not completely committed to the beliefs of, and the survival of, Israel.
As the Germans would put it: Muslims, Raus!”
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