June 12, 2012
Imagine if the government tried to do this here:
Israel said on Monday it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial “emergency plan” to intern and deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state.
Israel Radio reported that dozens of Africans, mainly from South Sudan, had already been detained in the Red Sea resort of Eilat, including mothers and children.
The Israeli government wants to get rid of “60,000 African migrants, whose growing numbers are seen by many Israelis as a law and order issue and even a threat to the long-term viability of the Jewish state,” according to Reuters.
For some in Israel, built by immigrants and refugees, internment and deportation are bad solutions that may damage the international image of the country needlessly.
They say rounding up members of a different racial group and holding them in camps for deportation may invite allusions to the Nazi Holocaust, however unfair such comparisons may be, and betrays Jewish values.
Imagine the response of the NAACP and other minority “rights” ambulance chasers if the state of Georgia or Alabama started deporting black people to New York or Ohio.
In Israel, Sudanese immigrants “are caught up in a wave of hostility towards blacks in general, focused on a poor area of south Tel Aviv where they congregate.” An opinion poll last week showed 52 percent of Israelis agree that the Africans are “a cancer.”
They’ve come here to rape and steal,” an Israeli woman shouted during an anti-migrant demonstration earlier this month in south Tel Aviv, according to Reuters. “We should burn them out, put poison in their food,” an elderly man suggested.
In the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, racists call them “a cancer and an AIDs virus on the Israeli people.”
Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu said illegal immigrants from Africa are “flooding” and “swamping” Israel and threaten “the character of the country.”
The flood of refugees is due largely to civil wars wracking Sudan and encroaching desertification.
It sounds like the Africans need their own version of La Raza, the organization in the United States that fights for the “rights” of illegal immigrants.