“These youngsters have grown up in [Israel], speak fluent Hebrew, are imbued with Israeli culture, and are loyal to the State of Israel.”
“Israel is a beacon of democracy and good governance…Given such a discouraging state of affairs, we seek to mitigate a potential humanitarian crisis.”
Soros has been the subject of conspiracy theories that many consider anti-Semitic in his native Hungary as well as the United States.
As the battle wages over the intention of Israel’s government to expel thousands of African migrants who entered the country through its southern border, Holocaust survivors are speaking up against the move and, at times, are being criticized for doing so.
In a rare rebuke of Israeli government policy, two major Jewish American organizations are publicly expressing their concern over a plan to deport thousands of African asylum seekers.
It’s not my criticism of Israel that’s the real shonda here. The real shonda is the reason I had to do it in the first place.
A group of American Jewish leaders are urging Netanyahu to rethink plans to deport tens of thousands of African refugees.
Israel’s Interior Minister has proposed allowing illegal immigrants to be deported without their consent, contradicting the Supreme Court.
More than 1,000 African migrants have been camping out near the border with Egypt to protest their treatment in Israel.
African asylum-seekers protest outside Israel’s Holot detention center in the Negev, February 2014 / Getty Images