Israel will now look to negotiate a deal with Uganda, even though the African country does not want to accept the migrants.
Signs read: “Stop the deportations!” “South Tel Aviv is against the deportations,” and “We shall neither expel nor kill the stranger and refugee.”
Jane Eisner, the Forward’s editor-in-chief, discusses the African refugees and migrants slated to be deported from Israel over Passover.
In recent months, mainstream Jewish groups in the United States have begun to issue statements of solidarity with the African asylum-seeker community
“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.”
Protesters carried signs reading “No to deportation,” “We’re all humans” and “Refugees and residents refuse to be enemies.”
Israel’s treatment of asylum seekers is not abhorrent according to some abnormally lofty Jewish standard, but according to international law.
He also compared African refugees in Israel to the “Dreamers” in the United States.