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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: African Immigrants A Danger To Israel’s National Identity

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday the phenomenon of African migrants infiltrating the country was a danger to Israel’s national identity. Netanyahu said the number of migrants, which today stands at around 60,000, could increase to 600,000 if untreated and that the “flood of migrants” could negatively influence the Jewish and democratic nature of the state.

Netanyahu said the government was well aware of the plight of citizens worried about the large influx of migrants and mentioned ways his administration was dealing with the problem — “not by wailing, but by deeds.”

In recent weeks, residents of south Tel Aviv have slammed migrants in the area, and the government, over a series of crimes perpetrated by Eritrean and Sudanese migrants.

Netanyahu said that the first solution was to complete a fence being constructed along the Egyptian border — the main route into Israel. He said the fence would be completed by October, except for a small stretch located in a mountainous region near Eilat.

The next steps, according to Netanyahu, are to physically remove those migrants already in the country and set harsh penalties as a disincentive for others.

Over the weekend, Police Chief Yohanan Danino took a different approach. He suggested that a possible solution would be to find jobs for migrants already in the country so they will not turn to crime.

The legal status of most migrants in Israel is complicated. Many are asylum seekers by virtue of their nationalities — the countries they come from pose a risk to their return — but are not formally recognized as refugees. As a result, they receive temporary permits to live in the country, but are not legally allowed to work, resulting in widespread poverty.

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4 thoughts on “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: African Immigrants A Danger To Israel’s National Identity

  1. Five word we are the real Jews

  2. But when a European political party speaks against immigration the western media label them a 'fascist party' or a 'hate group' and any European politician who says a thing against immigration gets called a 'right wing extremist'. Why the blatant double standard when it comes to Israel?

  3. I am against anti-semitism and equally against xenphobia and supremacists.No double standard.The Torah says one law for the native and the Foreigner.These people claiming a right to live in Israel as Jews should read what the Torah says because if they don't follow it what right do they have to say they belong in the land of Israel.

  4. Don't worry Mr Netanyahu Africa has noted!

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