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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tell it to the 'Human Rights Council'

The United Nations 'Human Rights Council,' of which Sudan is a member, spends most of its time lambasting Israel. Undoubtedly, this is why 1,000,000 (yes, you read that number correctly) African refugees - many from Sudan - are trying to reach Israel.
IDF units responsible for guarding Israel's expansive western border with Egypt said Thursday that there are one million would-be infiltrators from Africa waiting to cross the mostly barrier-less border and enter Israel illegally.

The statements were made to a group of MKs from the Knesset's Committee on the Issue of Foreign Workers, who traveled to the South to hear an assessment of the situation from those closest to the problem.

After hearing the briefing by IDF officers, the committee's members called upon the government to immediately initiate the IDF contingency plan that was approved by the Olmert administration, known as "Hourglass." The plan includes a number of steps to be taken to significantly reduce the number of work immigrants who infiltrate across Israel's expansive southern borders.

Committee Chairman Ya'acov Katz called upon the defense establishment to begin immediate work on one of the salient features of the proposed project - the erection of an electronic fence along hundreds of kilometers of isolated borderlands with Egypt. MKs Shai Hermesh (Kadima), Carmel Shama (Likud) and Nitzan Horovitz (Meretz) accompanied Katz on the tour. The cost of the fence is estimated at $1 million per kilometer.
Undoubtedly, the Hague will find time to deal with that fence too....

Sorry folks, but Emma Lazarus isn't here (and I never knew about her Zionist heritage until I went to that Wikipedia link).


At 5:44 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

If Israel is so cruel and repressive, why are so many Sudanese risking their lives to reach Israel?

You would think the UNHRC had some shame.


At 7:29 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

as a descendant of Emma Lazarus (and yes I am of the Harmon Hendricks family) I can tell you that huddled masses were allowed in because there was a demand for work. supply and demand... great concepts for those that really care about justice. it is only prejudice if you reject those you *need* because you don't like them. if they are trying to kill you or aren't good for the economy that is not prejudice

At 7:31 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Why is the border without a barrier?


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