Hundreds Demonstrate in South Tel Aviv Against Illegal Migrants

Tomer Zarchin, Haaretz, May 23, 2012

Over a thousand people demonstrated Wednesday night in south Tel Aviv, calling on Israeli authorities to expel illegal migrants.

The protesters, which amassed in the Hatikva neighborhood, shouted slogans against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and some held signs in support of Interior Minister Eli Yishai. Others held signs that read “infiltrators go home” and “south Tel Aviv is a refugee camp.”

Some of the demonstrators attacked passerbys, including African migrants. Trash cans were also lit on fire.

Nine people were arrested, some while they were beating Sudanese migrants.

One person was injured by a firecracker.

MKs such as Miri Regev (Likud), Danny Danon (Likud), Yariv Levin (Likud) and Ronit Tirosh attended the protest, which included a stage draped in a banner of Netanyahu with an Eritrean flag.

In a speech to the demonstrators, Regev said called the illegal migrants a “cancer in our body,” and promised to do everything “in order to bring them back to where they belong.”

Danny Danon, who heads a lobby group which seeks to deal with the issue of illegal immigration said that the only solution to the problem is to “begin talking about expulsion.”

“We must expel the infiltrators from Israel. We should not be afraid to say the words ‘expulsion now.’”

One resident of the neighborhood, told the crowd about how three Sudanese men accosted her in the Hatikva Park and tried to steal her purse. “They could have killed me,” she said. Another resident warned Netanyahu that residents were taking the law into their own hands.

“No one is going to warn you anymore,” the resident cried.

Similar protests were also held in Eilat, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Bnei Brak.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein expressed his support for returning migrant workers from South Sudan back to their home country. Israel’s State Attorney is set to turn to the Jerusalem District Court in order to lift the temporary order preventing the expulsion of illegal migrants.

The Ministry of Justice released a statement on Wednesday that the decision was accepted based on the position of the Foreign Ministry, which was formulated over the past couple days. According to the decision, illegal migrants from South Sudan will legally be able to be returned, only after it is established that they are not eligible for asylum.

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs recently ruled that the returning of South Sudanese to their country must be done on a voluntary basis, due to the country’s instability.

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  • mikejones91

    Its not racism because they’re not white. It’s patriotism! 

  • Church_of_Jed

    “Since the Jews are God’s Chosen People, then aren’t we absovled of our racist sin of White privilege when we complain about Diversity like they do?”

    -Rev. Jed DeValleyism, “The shocking and suspicious lack of Diversity in Jewish synagogues and prep academies,” 2012

    • anarchyst

      “Chosen people”, yeah right . . . sounds like jewish supremacism to me . . .

    • anarchyst

      “God’s chosen people” . . . yeah, right . . . sure sounds like jewish supremacy to me . . . 
      What gives Israel the right to dictate what it’s neighbors can possess (Iran’s nuclear program) when Israel itself has over 300 (undocumented) nukes and refuses to abide by IAEA “guidelines”? “Do as I say, not as I do” seems to be standard official Israeli practice.
      If you want to see “false flag” operations in Israeli-American history, google “Lavon affair” and “USS Liberty”.
      That being said, Israel is NOT our “friend”.
      One realizes that Israel must do what it has to do to insure it’s survival as a “state” and would actually be better off without U.S. “aid”.  We would also be better off without the stranglehold Israel has on our middle eastern “foreign policy”.
      Yes, life in Israel is preferable to life in any other “state” in the middle east, . .
      Moderator:  Please don’t “nuke” this post . . . I am merely pointing out historical FACTS that have affected MY country in negative ways.  Thanks.

    • anarchyst

      “Chosen people”, my @ss . . .

  • http://eradica.wordpress.com/ Firepower

    Aren’t Israelis ACCUSTOMED to offing invaders? Isn’t EVERY Israeli a fully-trained combat soldier of the IDF with a full-auto Galil sitting at home?

    What’s the problem?  The only problem sounds like a stupid government sitting on a powder keg playing with fire.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Since the Ford Foundation just awarded $500,000 to Abe “Crazy Like A ” Foxman’s ADL to expose “extremist” anti-immigration groups I’m sure he’ll be lambasting these Israelis any minute now.

    Likewise, our nation’s liberal reporters will slam them just as hard as they did the Minutemen, Tom Tancredo and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

    Yeah, that’s gonna happen.   

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AVSL7EG7JQMYVIEM2644KGE7X4 Savant
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/GenXinOz GenX ANZAC

      The Israeli politicans want to send them to Australia!
      What did we ever do?

      Can we vote on this?……holding my breath.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AVSL7EG7JQMYVIEM2644KGE7X4 Savant
  • anarchyst

    As “reverend” Wright has said, “the chickens are coming home to roost” in Israel, of all places.  I would ask my jewish friends and supporters of Israel, “how does it feel?”  After being on the forefront of the “civil rights (for some)” movement and the push for “multiculturalism” and “diversity” in MY country FOR EVERYONE ELSE BUT THEMSELVES, the “chickens are indeed coming home to roost” . . .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AKAY5CJ6NMQVMUPJCGUWJKSLQQ Peppermint

    This is good.  Israel should be allowed to be a Jewish state, and white countries should be allowed to be white.  What is happening in Israel is no different from the rise of Golden Dawn in Greece or the National Front in France or the BNP in England.

    • C A

      Jewish people are not a race and come in all colors and ethnicities it is however a Jewish state for Jewish people with a significant non-Jewish Arab minority at about 20%. A state the size of New Jersey or Wales with 20-30,000 illegal migrants puts a strain on the taxpayer and resources.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    ADL speaks:

    http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/6319_62.htm

    Foxman is somewhat against the Israeli protesters.  Methink he wouldn’t mince words if this happened in Arizona.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Correct. While Foxman pretends to be evenhanded by accusing both sides of lawlessness he would never do that in the US.

    Has he ever criticized the illegal invaders for violating our immigration laws? Of course not.

    • anarchyst

      I’ll probably get “flagged” again for speaking the TRUTH, but here goes. . .
      It is a loosely guarded “secret” that many influential policy-makers in OUR federal government hold dual-nationality citizenship, primarily as dual-nationality Israelis . . . there are many “policy wonks” with dual-nationality citizenship guiding the “decision makers” in MY country . . .
      Natural-born American citizens have every right to question the loyalty of those dual-nationality “citizens” when they are permitted to “serve” in MY government.
      I used to chuckle when hearing so-called white supremacists (actually nationalists) talk of our federal goverment being controlled by those with foreign ties . . . to wit, a Zionist Occupation Government. But you know . . . with the number of dual-nationality Israelis “serving” in MY government, it gives one “food for thought” . . .
      Please don’t take my word for it . . . check these things out for yourselves . . . you may not like what you find.

  • KenelmDigby

    Whatever one’s opinion on Israel is, you cannot deny this - over the past 60 years the Israelis have made an enormous sacrifice of blood, treasure and courted international opprobrium and hostility by their determination to found a Jewish ethno-state.
     After making that sacrifice (which has played out on our TV screens as the wars of 1967, 1973, various attacks and incursions on Israel by forces opposed to existence of Israel), it does seem rather odd that the Israelis would wish to hand over their nation state racial and religious aliens.
    Israelis leaders must be fully aware of the example of the western European nations that have foolishly accepted third world immigration. The same pattern always but always occurs, a small initial trickle very rapidly exponates into a majority threatening status.
    Virtually every European state was won only by an enormous sacrifice of blood and treasure, so Israel’s justification for keeping aliens out applies just as forcefully and morally to the nations of western Europe.
     If only *their* leaders had the guts, forthrightness and determination of the Israeli leaders. 

  • tobermory

    Tens of thousands of Jews have left South Africa in recent decades,  mostly for other English-speaking countries.  

  • jack ryan

    Yes, this is true to a large extent. But, there were other forces besides Jewish forces working to end White minority rule in South Africa and Rhodesia. 

    And the White (non Jewish) Nationalists that want to destroy Israel in order to make ethno centric Jews in Israel suffer the same terrible fate as Whites in Rhodesia, South Africa (Detroit, Memphis, Atlanta etc) – that’s just being mean and vindictive.

    We need to be pro White, yes counter the anti White activities of some Jewish led groups like the ADL, SPLC, bad immigration graded Jewish US Senators, Congressmen – but, it doesn’t do us much or any good to waste our time trying to destroy or defame Israel. Arabs and Black Africans have lots of (terrible) countries of their own – they don’t need to flood in to Israel, Europe, Australia, USA, Canada etc

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

       Shimon Peres wanted to give nuclear weapons to South Africa.  Newt Gingrich helped write South Africa’s death warrant.

      I know, exceptions don’t disprove the rule.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

     From my observation, Israeli Jews and Jews in the rest of the world behave so differently that I sometimes wonder if they’re the same people.  Perhaps there is a sociological reason to explain; sounds like something for Steve the Sailer Man.

    Point is, I think Israel Jews tend to accept other whites’ ethno-states, far more than the typical non-Israeli ADL type does.

    Your criticism of hypocrisy is valid in regards to the minority of American Jewish political thinkers, the neo-cons, and a lot of gentile Christian millenarian fundagelicals, who openly want Israel to be an ethno-state but America to be anything but.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

       See my response at the bottom.

  • anarchyst

    Why are my posts being “nuked”??
    Moderator?

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    ATBOTL,

    Peres offering De Klerk nukes.  Do you think that’s indicative of anything?  Or was it just an anomaly?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    One of the great ironies of this time was that the SA Government was collaborating with Israel on a number of fronts on defence armaments projects.

    – Laager

    This is where it gets interesting.

    According to  The Unspoken Alliance:  Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa: 

    After the Six-Day War, world opinion of Israel sank, and the war left the Israeli economy in shambles.  The Israeli solution was to begin building a massive arms export industry.

    South Africa, at the time, was also facing increased world censure; but SA had significant, valuable assets:  83% of the world’s reserves of chrome ore, 49% of gold reserves and 17% of uranium reserves.

    Israel needed to jump start its economy and SA needed security so the two developed a secret military alliance.  By 1979, SA was Israel’s largest arms purchaser, accounting for 35% of their military exports — including tank engines, aircraft and nuclear technology.

    In 1986, the U.S. passed the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act.  The Israelis, afraid of losing American aid, promptly distanced themselves from SA, issued their own sanctions and cut off any new deals.

    http://www.amazon.com/Sasha-Polakow-Suransky/e/B002WNCFBU

    As for Kissinger and Ian Smith:

    Ian Smith traveled to Washington D.C. to ask President Carter to call off the economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure applied by the U.S., UN and Britain to force Rhodesia to accept rule by terrorists Mugabe and Nkomo.  Carter refused to meet with Smith.

    Smith asked Kissinger about things like history, culture, civilization, and loyalty. After all, Rhodesia had fought for the West in the great battles of the 20th century, including World War II and the Korean War. Kissinger firmly told Smith something truly sad and even frightening, “I am afraid those things have no place in the modern world.”

    There was speculation that Kissinger threatened Smith with a military invasion and indeed detailed plans for a military invasion of South Africa had been drawn up and published by policy wonks at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace.

    Source:  From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe

    (No longer available on-line)

    Bon

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Fowler/825684744 Eric Fowler

    The fact that Southern Sudanese refugees are showing up in Israel in large numbers is a reliable indication that the war in Sudan is in fact Israeli-sponsored, as some elementary propaganda (New York Times coverage) analysis shows.  

  • anarchyst

    It wouldbe interesting to see the differing attitudes and viewpoints between the Ashkenazi jews (Russian converts) and Hebrew jews . . .