In May, I attended a graduation party in Tel Aviv for Taj Jemy, a 28-year-old asylum seeker from Sudan… The celebration was interrupted by the Israeli police, who burst into the room, scattering the crowd. The partygoers recalling their skills of hiding, ducking and fleeing, spilled onto the street to find it barricaded and surrounded by horses. Seven people were arrested that night for not having their visas with them.(At the time, I suggested America should hire Yishai.)
Israel’s policy toward African asylum seekers is to pressure them to self-deport or, as the former interior minister Eli Yishai put it, to “make their lives miserable” until they give up and let the government deport them.
How is it that Israel can adopt these measures with no opposition from the rabidly open-borders American Jewish organizations? I noted a brave Israeli writer discussing this in U.S. Amnesties Illegals, Israel Deports. Why The Difference?