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Israel prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu

From the Guardian. Goy vey!


By Harriet Sherwood

The Israeli prime minister has stoked a volatile debate about refugees and migrant workers from Africa, warning that “illegal infiltrators flooding the country” were threatening the security and identity of the Jewish state.

“If we don’t stop their entry, the problem that currently stands at 60,000 could grow to 600,000, and that threatens our existence as a Jewish and democratic state,” Binyamin Netanyahu said at Sunday’s cabinet meeting. “This phenomenon is very grave and threatens the social fabric of society, our national security and our national identity.” Israel‘s population is 7.8 million.

His comments follow media reports of rising crime, including two gang rapes, in southern Tel Aviv, where many African migrants are concentrated. However, Micky Rosenfeld, spokesman for the Israeli police, said the overall crime rate in Israel had fallen. There had been one alleged rape of a teenage girl connected to the migrant community, for which three suspects were in custody, he added.

Yohanan Danino, the Israeli police chief, said migrants should be permitted to work to discourage petty crime. Nearly all are unable to work legally, and live in overcrowded and impoverished conditions. “The community needs to be supported in order to prevent economic and social problems,” said Rosenfeld.

But the interior minister, Eli Yishai, rejected such a move, saying: “Why should we provide them with jobs? I’m sick of the bleeding hearts, including politicians. Jobs would settle them here, they’ll make babies, and that offer will only result in hundreds of thousands more coming over here.”

Yishai repeated an earlier call for all migrants to be jailed pending deportation. “I want everyone to be able to walk the streets without fear or trepidation … The migrants are giving birth to hundreds of thousands, and the Zionist dream is dying,” he told Army Radio. Last week he said most migrants were involved in criminal activity.

According to police data quoted by the Hotline for Migrant Workers, the crime rate among foreigners in Israel was 2.04% in 2010, compared with 4.99% among Israelis.

More than 13,500 people entered Israel illegally in 2010, of whom almost two-thirds were Eritrean and one-third were Sudanese. Three were granted refugee status by Israel, rising to six last year. Human rights organisations say more than 50,000 asylum seekers and migrants have entered Israel illegally since 2005.

Most are smuggled across the Israel-Egypt border by Bedouin tribesmen. Israel is constructing a vast steel fence through 150 miles of the Sinai desert as a deterrent to people-trafficking and the smuggling of drugs and weapons. The barrier would be completed, bar one small section, by October, Netanyahu said.

Israel is also constructing the world’s largest detention centre for asylum seekers and illegal migrants, capable of holding 11,000 people. The £58m building, close to the border, will receive its first detainees by the end of the year.

Netanyahu said the state would embark on “the physical withdrawal” of migrants, despite fears among human rights organisations about the dangers they could face in their home countries. Yishai said: “I’m not responsible for what happens in Eritrea and Sudan, the UN is.”

As tensions rise in cities with relatively high African populations, the past month has seen a spate of attacks on buildings in south Tel Aviv that house asylum seekers and migrant workers. In one incident, a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the courtyard of a kindergarten. NGOs working with migrants have also received abusive and threatening calls.

Amid the anti-immigration clamour, some Israelis have argued that, in the light of Jewish history, their state should be sympathetic and welcoming to those fleeing persecution.

8 replies »

  1. What’s good for the Goyim isn’t good for the Jew, eh? I say we ship all the turd world invaders they let into Europe over to that paradise in the desert.

  2. While I find the likes of Gas Heats Best to be a monumental douchebag, the hypocrisy at play here is worth mentioning: the position Netanyahu is taking on this issue, and his reason for doing so, would be considered completely unacceptable from any Western leader, and yet no one but the most diehard left wing Palestinian fetishists would take offense to it. It’s inconsistencies like these that really expose the fraudelent nature of the multicultural agenda, but that the Left, blinded by their own myopia fails to recognize. By the way, could Gas Heats Best perhaps be Faust with a new handle?

    • I think it might be too early to gauge an outcome, but I agree that you’d get the folk who call any immigration-sceptical view “racist” making all sorts of rationalizations/exceptions for Israel: “It’s understandable, given their history”, etc.

      As for Gas Beats Heat, it really wouldn’t surprise me if he were Herr Hakenkreuzer himself.

  3. This blog seems to have a habit of attracting lowest common denominator WN types, although I have the sinking suspicion they may be leftist trolls intending to make it look bad.

  4. So, let me just get this right, no one in Isreal is allowed to complain about migration because they are responisible for our situation? Fair enough, now you accept responsibility for everything your state and your elite has ever done in exactly the same way.

  5. With the billions in Aid given to African nations, part of the deal should be that Western countries don’t accept asylum seekers or illegal workers. That aid money comes from European/Western taxpayers.

    Read this recently in the Bilderberger owned Economist:

    Clearly, the whole region is being flooded with 3rd World migrants. Interesting how the article tries to make out the problem is Lebanese and other Arab countries with no mention of Israel – of course, slavery is mentioned.

    It’s also worth noting that the majority of Aid money to Africa gets nicked but that’s another story.

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