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Israel PM: illegal African immigrants threaten identity of Jewish state

tooyoungforthelivingdead:

arielnietzsche:

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.

Israel: it’s not your land, so fuck off.

Israel is perfect example of how religion cannot blend with democracy and certainly not capitalism with democracy.

ONLY DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST!

"If the Olive Trees knew the hands that planted them, Their Oil would become Tears." - Mahmoud Darwish

orthodoxbrit:

Olive trees belonging to the people of Bethlehem uprooted by Israeli Armed forces to make way for Israeli occupation forces and settlers.

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We will not forgive , we will not forget !

thepalestineyoudontknow:

Today marks the 64 anniversary of  “independence of the state of israel,” which was built on the bodies and homes of the Palestinian people on 15 \ 5 \ 1948. According to the Hebrew calender  this year it’s in 26 \ 4 \ 2012.

 Nakba was the confiscation of land and the expulsion and displacement of more than 750 thousand Palestinians and turning them into refugees. The number of the refugees and their children and grandchildren after 64 years of Nakba is  more than 4 million refugees. Still most of these refugees live in refugee camps in the West Bank , the Gaza Strip and neighboring Arab countries . Most of the families still keep their home key that they were expelled from in the 48 .


fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Member of the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), on patrol in occupied Gaza.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Member of the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), on patrol in occupied Gaza.

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"Death to the Arabs!" Israeli mob attacks Palestinians at shopping mall

deafmuslimpunx:

nope, you’re not gonna see this reported in the U.S mainstream news.

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politicaldove:

Here, at the University of Leeds in the UK, these are just some of the posters we have made for 8TH Annual “Israeli Apartheid Week.”

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events held in cities and campuses across the globe. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.

Lectures, films, and actions will highlight some of the successes of the BDS movement and build / support ongoing campaigns. Speakers and full programme for each city will be available on this website. Join us in making this a year of struggle against apartheid and for justice, equality, and peace.

Learn more about Israeli Apartheid Week here.

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simply-war:

Feb. 15, 2012. A Palestinian youth masked with the colors of his national flag hides behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the Israeli Ofer Prison near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.Photography by; Abbas Momani.

simply-war:

Feb. 15, 2012. A Palestinian youth masked with the colors of his national flag hides behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the Israeli Ofer Prison near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Photography by; 
Abbas Momani.

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astrangerdanger:

Got an anon asking if “that’s ANOTHER Palestinian flag” on my wall, and how “I shouldn’t smear such a quality post about Israel with Palestinian filth”
I had this awesome smartass reply all typed up, pressed publish…and got an error page, with the question gone
Well, this is for anon
ALL OF THE PALESTINIAN FLAGS, I HAVE THEM
also PFLP flag in the background
~RePrEsEnT~
Also felt I should throw on the Tarboosh for good measure
This is what happens when I’m at school all day and spend my entire first day of International Relations arguing with everyone
seriously, the ENTIRE CLASS IS OBSESSED WITH ROMNEY AND GLEN BECK
WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO
I’m feeling slightly burned out and in desperate need of sugar

astrangerdanger:

Got an anon asking if “that’s ANOTHER Palestinian flag” on my wall, and how “I shouldn’t smear such a quality post about Israel with Palestinian filth”

I had this awesome smartass reply all typed up, pressed publish…and got an error page, with the question gone

Well, this is for anon

ALL OF THE PALESTINIAN FLAGS, I HAVE THEM

also PFLP flag in the background

~RePrEsEnT~

Also felt I should throw on the Tarboosh for good measure

This is what happens when I’m at school all day and spend my entire first day of International Relations arguing with everyone

seriously, the ENTIRE CLASS IS OBSESSED WITH ROMNEY AND GLEN BECK

WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO

I’m feeling slightly burned out and in desperate need of sugar

(via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Palestine Takes Over Rockefeller Center - Occupation on Ice

From Existence is Resistance:

In protest against Rockefeller Center putting up every flag at it’s center except the Palestinian flag, Existence is Resistance organized it’s 2nd annual Occupation on Ice.

The activist where split up with some skating on the ice and raising the Palestinian flag at a precise moment with those all around the center.  Palestinian flags were in full display on the skating rink and all around Rockefeller Center.  Many tourist cheered the action and were supportive.

The NYPD came and demanded that we put our flags down and leave, they said no flags were allowed but we said Rockefeller Center is filled with flags.  We are simply asking them to include the Palestinian flag amongst the flags of the world.  After some questioning and checking our id’s we were let go.

Photos courtesy of Bud Korotzer of DesertPeace.

In memory  : AL-SHEIKH VILLAGE MASSACRE

thepalestineyoudontknow:

 1 January 1948: On that night; around two hundred Zionists armed with hand grenades and machine guns sneaked into this small village (5km South East of Haifa). The attackers came through the southern hills (most possibly from Nisher Jewish settlement which lies about 5KM/ 3 miles south of the village). They attacked the houses on the edges of the village with hand grenades and finished off with machine guns killing over 40 of the Palestinians.

anticapitalist:

tag this israel and palestine and this will get 1209384710293843 notes.

anticapitalist:

tag this israel and palestine and this will get 1209384710293843 notes.

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atheistfags:

I would highly recommend you to check out this website called “Jews against zionism”.

Also read these articles: Three Strong Oaths, Zionism promotes anti-semitism and Nazi support of zionism!

You can also ask these Orthodox Jews questions.

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