Not the Israeli Way! (H/T One Old Vet)
In jarring contrast to President Obama, the Israelis are continuing to deal briskly with their illegal immigration problem by deportation:
Israel gives Ivorian migrants 2 weeks to leave Reuters Thu June 28, 2012
Israel on Thursday gave illegal immigrants from the Ivory Coast two weeks to leave the country…
“Whoever leaves in this period will receive a stipend, those who do not will be sent away,” Interior Minister Eli Yishai said in a statement announcing the deadline.
The contrast has drawn the curiosity of Allison Kaplan Sommer at Haaretz, who has enquired Are U.S. Jewish organizations hypocrites on immigration? Jun 17, 2012. Noting -
American Jewish organizations have loudly applauded President Obama’s decision to issue an executive order, allowing law-abiding, school-attending young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to remain in the country to apply for two-year deferrals of deportation and for work permits.
she links to a nauseating gloat at JTA News Jewish organizations praise Obama on deportation deferment Friday, June 15, 2012 which lists 5 major Jewish organizations cheering on the Obama Administrative Amnesty Coup D’état
• The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
• The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
• The National Council of Jewish Women
• The Anti-Defamation League
• National Jewish Democratic Council
Kaplan Summer then bravely continues
And yet, by contrast Israel’s policy decisions on illegal immigration – culminating in today’s airlift of South Sudanese back to their homeland – has resulted in a resounding silence from the same organizations.
Even before the Obama announcement, Dan Sieradski…pointed this out in a June 8 blog post entitled It’s the hypocrisy, stupid! …pointing out that the organizations that have historically lobbied the U.S. government in the direction of liberal immigration policies in the United States, are not exerting the same kind of political pressure when it comes to Israeli treatment of refugees and economic migrants.
and reminds her readers that when the late May Tel Aviv riots occurred
It was Sieradski who first attacked American Jewish organizations on Twitter for not quickly condemning the attacks on the African migrants in South Tel Aviv and the inflammatory remarks…when they began in late May. Later the same day, journalist Peter Beinart made the same criticisms a blog post entitled The Sound of Silence. Over the next few days, condemnations were, in fact, issued by the organizations. Would they have happened without the online pressure? Who knows?
If a group takes a stand on what the U.S. government should do about immigrants – who aren’t even political refugees – especially when they invoke their own immigrant history, as the National Jewish Democratic Council did, should they not also grapple with what is happening in Israel?
Right now, the Israeli deportations are not a story in the United States, and it is likely the organizations fear that issuing statements on the subject would be an invitation to unflattering coverage of the story in the media.
That is not something about which Kaplan Summer need worry. A Google News search indicates only one U.S. MSM outlet dared to mention Thursday`s Reuters story – to its credit, the New York Times. Drudge was MIA. The Treason Lobby’s first line of defense in this country continues to be repression.
VDARE.com believes the Israelis are right to protect their nation.
America should do the same.