Its a hot potato and it opens up a long standing internal sore between Eastern European jews and the Western European Hebrew, basically left, secular and more powerful both politically and economically. The African illegal immigration, whether economic, or political puts the mirror of the Israeli society back onto itself and some uncomfortable views on the profound notion of race and nationality. The question of whether the Africans are political or economic refugees, and whether the state is able to deport them is a dicey one;under international law they cannot, the left secular view, but in theory, and in terms of existential arguments there is no clear acceptance of that muddy glass reasoning.The numbers are significant, like America absorbing three million which is absurd, and Israel with its concentrated, pyramidal wealth structure is not affluent. And, no one wants to take the refugees off Israel’s hands, contributing to the witches brew already bubbling in the cauldron…
In the past there was the Jewish limp, the devil’s foot, Jewish hysteria, effeminacy, parasitism, and a string of definition by physical characteristics weel before the onset of mass disseminated anti-semitism. This began with the beginning of physical anthropology in the eighteenth century, pseudo-science mixed with fantasy a dash of Galton and pinch of Darwin. In contrast to—occasional—references to somatic features of the Jews in preceding periods, the eighteenth century did not only put forth a steady stream of literature on their alleged morphological peculiarities, but also tried to “prove” them “scientifically”. Thus, anti-Semitic stereotypes do not necessarily stem from
anti-Jewish attitudes. They can also be construed by—purportedly—“objective” science.He also claimed that Jews could be recognized by a peculiar form of the skull.7 From Blumenbachs investigations onwards, a specific shape of the head was considered a characteristic of the Jews.
…Addressing the “infiltration problem,” Knesset Member Miri Regev (Likud) criticized the Israeli government for not sending the African refugees from whence they came, calling them “a cancer in our body.” Danny Danon (Likud) followed up his incendiary speech by posting on Facebook, “Israel is at war. An enemy state of infiltrators was established in Israel, and its capital is south Tel Aviv.” And Michael Ben-Ari, a former member of the racist Kach party, incited the crowd by tapping both into their economic despair and xenophobia, warning them that the Africans would take all available jobs and leave everyone else with nothing. Read More:http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/author/tikkundaily/
( see link at end) …According to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there are presently some 60,000 African asylum seekers in Israel. Most entered the country by foot through its southern border. While they are termed “infiltrators” by the government, some 85 percent are from Eritrea and Sudan, to which Israel has agreed until now not to return them in light of the situations in those countries. They fall under a form of group protection from deportation, but their individual refugee claims are not processed.
A few recent crimes against Israelis that were linked to the African community have recently received considerable attention in the local media. They led to a wave of protest and declarations by politicians against the refugees and asylum seekers. MK Ofir Akunis, a member of Likud and a Netanyahu proxy, is set to promote a Knesset bill which will criminalize Israelis who employ, drive or give shelter to refugees….