Monday, August 16, 2010
Anchor Babies Battle in Israel
Stop using your children as human shields, Interior Minister Eli Yishai said on Monday during a special Knesset session held to discuss the issue of granting permanent residency to children of illegal immigrants. There are 2 to 5 million Eritreans and Sudanis moving from the Red Sea coast towards Israel, with the idea of infiltrating the border and find a job here. About 100,000 have succeeded and granted refugee or temporary status; the rest are crowding in the Sinai frontier. Yesterday there was an obscure incident in Sinai, the beduins that guide them wanted more money, the Eritreans refused, the Beduins tied them (about 200 of them), they escaped and took the Beduin weapons and in the shootout half a dozen were killed. Many of them have formed families in Israel and there are tens of thousands of "illegal" children born in Israel. Jewish charities led by Sarah Netaniyahu are fighting to legalize the children (with their families). The only voice to stop the "invasion" is the Sepharadi Religious Party's leader Eli Yishay, who called the humanitarian liberals "fakes and hypocrites giving a public show" and said that they should visit the slums where these people reside.
The Ashkenazi political establishment is unanimously silent or crying out "we Jews cannot deport children". I always thought that we Ashkenazi Jews are the weakest link of the Jewish people, that the Spanish expulsees (Sepharadim) and the Orientals (Iraqis, Persians, Bucharans) are much tougher. I am glad we have Eli Yishay, next time I may vote for him.