Sinai Fence: keeps out Ebola too. H/T israelstreet.orgEarly on Friday morning Haaretz reported a scoop: Israel secretly bans citizens of Ebola-stricken West Africa from visiting country by Barak Ravid Nov 7 2014.
It speaks volumes about the delicacy of the American MSM about both Israel and the Obama Administration that over two days later the only U.S pickup of the story appears to be BuzzFeedNews: Israel Reportedly Bans Travelers From Ebola-Stricken Nations Jim Dalrymple II Nov 7 2014
The Haaretz story (which is behind a pay wall) amplifies
A source in the Foreign Ministry said that the classified telegram was sent by the head of the consular department, Igal Sarfaty, who instructed the missions not to issue visas to citizens of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.Haaretz harrumphed
The instructions also said to avoid giving visas to foreign nationals who recently visited these three countries… Serfaty wrote in the telegram that the instructions ought to be kept secret and not publicized.
The instructions to ban citizens from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea from entering Israel are extremely irregular. Most Western governments, and among them the U.S., have so far avoided taking such a step. Canada and Australia, however, did issue a visa ban.This action will be effective for a reason highly relevant to America: the Israeli border fence in Sinai has stopped illegal immigrants crossing by land as I most recently discussed in A Tale Of Two Fences: American And Israeli Border Policies
Of course Israel’s prudence contrasts with the Obama Administration’s dogged irresponsibility, and for a simple reason. Israel’s Government cares about its citizens. America’s does not: Why No Africa/Ebola Travel Ban? ANGRY WHITE DUDE’s ‘RedStaterNYC’ Has The Answer
…our minority-occupied government believes that the suffering of poor blacks and browns is entirely the result of white racism (colonialism, slavery, etc.), and therefore we owe it to them to take them in and cure them of all the horrible diseases they contract. For free. And despite how much we suffer as a result.Another entity which apparently does not care about fellow Americans is the Anti-Defamation League which last month trumpeted Anti-Immigrant Groups Call For Immigration Bans Following Ebola Scare
Anti-immigrant extremists also used the Ebola news as an opportunity to call for a reduction to immigration. In an October 1 article, Patrick Cleburne, a writer for the racist website VDARE founded by white supremacist Peter Brimelow, stated, “My own question: why does America need immigration from this famously unhealthy part of the world anyway?” Cleburne ended his article [Ebola Strikes America: Bad Immigration/Refugee Policies To Blame – the ADL forgot to link] by claiming the U.S. needs to revisit the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which abolished racial quotas contained in previous immigration laws.For some reason the ADL has not commented on the Israeli travel ban.