This article in the Jewish Times featuring Jewish leaders in Maryland leading a campaign against Israel on the issue of asylum for tens of thousands of African migrants who got into Israel illegally is just too much. I’ll let you read it yourself.
We have covered the issue extensively in our category ‘Israel and refugees.’
The gist of it is that tens of thousands of African migrants that many believe are in Israel as economic migrants (not legitimate refugees) are seeking asylum claiming they will be persecuted if returned to Africa.
The issue has split the country down the usual lines—Leftists want the Africans to be allowed to stay and accuse Israel of being “unwelcoming” and those on the Right believe that Israel will ultimately die if allowed to be overrun by the third world.
BTW, Israel is paying some of the illegal migrants to return to Africa.
Here is the whole story (albeit slanted toward the American Left) from the Jewish Times.