PM: Israeli efforts to block migrants work

2012-11-04 21:29

Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister says his government has successfully halted the flow of African migrants sneaking into Israel from Egypt.

Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that the flow of migrants has been reduced to a trickle, and the few who entered Israel illegally in October were detained.

"One may explicitly say that we have blocked infiltration and now we must focus ... on repatriating the infiltrators," he said.

While few are now entering, some 60 000 Africans have already reached Israel. Many seek work, while others have requested political asylum. The influx has caused tensions in some neighbourhoods and raised fears that the Africans will undermine the country's Jewish character.

Israel is building a fence along its border with Egypt, and has detained thousands and offered incentives for others to leave.

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-04 22:06

    "raised fears that the Africans will undermine the country's Jewish character." This sounds so Aryan! FFS Israel we are living in the 21st century! Now is the time for Israel to justify their claim that Israel is a ‘villa in the jungle’!

      anneck.cranke - 2012-11-04 22:24

      Fidel you dumb idiot! Israel has a right to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into it's own country just like America, the UK, Australia... And I suggest you shut that anti-semitic hole of yours and focus on your own country - the champion of xenophobia! - 2012-11-05 06:16

      For fidel Israel's only crime is its Jewish character - we have seen people like her come to the world, and leave without a trace... Saudi, Iran, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain…If hypocrisy had a face fidel would be it.

      danny.levin.351 - 2012-11-05 06:28

      Fidel you are a silly chop!! how about you realize that Israel is doing what every first world country does in preventing ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION filtering though its borders. I bet you also go crying about the illegal immigrants in SA, but criticize Israel for doing what SA IS FAILING TO DO.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 06:29

      The pretentious outrage and cries of antisemitism directed at anyone who construes any sort of criticism of Israel is as transparent as it is fake. In future, please give it just a few seconds, in your case it might take a little longer, of thought between (mis)reading posts and responding. Remember that the Nazis also wanted an Aryan character and considered Jews a lesser people not worthy of tainting German character! Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 06:44

      Who said anything about immigration, after having explicitly quoted the article and made a comment in that regard, you all had to be defensive and start hurling insults without properly reading my post and use whatever enters the constraints of your minds. You lot are truly pathetic, and should perhaps lobby News24 to censure stories on Israel! And you have the nerve to call me idiot......idiots! - 2012-11-05 07:51

      No reason to censure stories... only worthless racist comments.

      magnus.j.vanvuuren - 2012-11-05 08:07

      fidel do you also cry about illegal immigrants who enter RSA..... answer the question before rambling on again if you avoid the question then that will show all of us who and what you really are, just another big mouth with fancy words and no common sense

      richard.bosmano - 2012-11-05 08:33

      Does any nation want more illegal african immigrants ruining their national character?

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 08:47

      Magnus, that depends whether you're able to provide a comment that doesn't contain some crass attempt at an insult... Doberman, please highlight what is racist about my comment. This is an opinion thread and since when did you become the arbiter of what is worthless comment? Your comments far exceed any other in sheer patheticism. There, you've all won something! - 2012-11-05 09:00

      you have placed the word Aryan with the name Israel in the same context... we know you don’t care much about peoples past, but I ask you not to get angry when someone calls you a racist... every time you get angry because of calls of anti-Semitism but the truth is, if you had a look in the mirror you would understand why. I’m not asking you not to be racist – I’m just asking you to accept people’s opinions of you when you do make useless comments.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 10:28

      Doberman, you haven't provided any refutal to my assertion that "fears that the Africans will undermine the country's Jewish character" is Aryan in the extreme. Which other liberal democracies in the world have come up with such bigotry, especially coming from elected politicians or heads of states, none, except the Nazis of course and their bast@rd children. You do not agree with my views and I do not with yours, and that causes me absolutely no pain!

  • anneck.cranke - 2012-11-04 22:15

    Amazing. The vibe I get from this story... As if Israel is obliged to just let anyone and everyone cross over it's borders without any legal documents whatsoever! If people wish to live and work in Israel, Australia, USA, UK, or any country, do so with all necessary legal documents and passports or of course you will be thrown out!

      spartanx93 - 2012-11-04 22:25

      It's Africa's sense of entitelemt to everything.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 06:53

      Spartan, I don't recall Africa laying entitlement to foreign lands and its people!

      anneck.cranke - 2012-11-05 09:33

      Fidel, you dumb, silly clueless idiot! Again, focus on your OWN country and take a look at what is happening right under your nose!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 10:38

      anneck, you have the temerity of an imbecile when all you can do is penned one or two sentences of insult. You have been given a large brain by mistake since a spinal cord would have sufficed, to paraphrase Einstein.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-11-05 10:56

      Oh, mercy Fidel! I can't stand such racist comments! LOL. Fidel, you are pathetic.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 11:06

      You don't come off looking very intelligent, sorry. Go rile someone else up with your nonsense!

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-04 22:33

    If it wants to be more truly democratic, Israel is going to have to redefine itself from being a Jewish state. But this can only happen once the threats from her neighbors have been eliminated, which will happen more and more as each unelected dictator is removed from power by their own people.

      danny.levin.351 - 2012-11-05 06:32

      Fred, stop talking rubbish. Israel is and will be a Jewish state, and at the same time it is the only true democracy in the middle east. ALL RELIGIONS are respected and allowed complete freedom and equality, including the right to vote, form political parties and be represented in parliament. thata is more than can be said about any of the ARAB states that surround Israel. Oddly you seen nothing wrong with ARAB states defining themselves as such...

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 06:50

      A proposed law, to name but a few calls for the end of Arabic as an official language of the state of Israel, a move which would marginalise ever further one-fifth of the population for whom Arabic is the mother-tongue. Arab Israelis have exposed, through their struggle, the myth of Israeli democracy and the Jewish character of the state. Israel can either be a democracy or a Jewish State (Theocracy), it cannot be both!

  • Rooinek007 - 2012-11-05 00:11

    Funny how only certain countries are expected to allow the whole world immigrate into their countries, and if anyone complains then they're told that they're racist.

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-11-05 06:47

    Good for you Israel! Keep your nation pure, it is your right to decide who lives among you! The illegal immigrants have destroyed their own countries, now they want to live off others like damn parasites!!!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 06:55

      You must be high on racial purity. You wouldn't be lost among the SS!

      richard.bosmano - 2012-11-05 08:38

      Only the parasites will argue with that

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 11:21

      Julias Streicher was on the money re calling people parasites? Go ahead, look up his speeches, am sure you and the gat above will agree with him, seeing that you both despise parasites. Or should I take the liberty to do it for you!

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-11-05 06:58

    Get rid of them!! Pretty soon they'll demand jobs, then be unhappy with their pay, demand houses, free medical, free education, the stealing, rape and murder will start... and they will breed and breed... and then demand to rule the country in a 'democratic majority' and then Israel will be laid waste through a corrupt government whose officials steal taxpayers money to build palaces...

  • allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-11-05 08:20

    Once again its all the host countries fault , they are so bad and evil but not a single reference or mention of the wonderful countries these people are flowing from and to add to that the litany of other neighbouring nations the could have equally have choosen to seek residence in .

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 08:38

      You might note that this article is about Israel. I'm sure that News24 would be willing to consider an article from you on the problems faced by African immigrants to (*ME country of your choice) if you fancied writing it. Whataboutery!

      moses.mabhida.52 - 2012-11-05 08:38

      Very true. At the end one has to ask why all these Muslim asylum seekers pick Israel rather then the many Muslim states that border theirs. Maybe all the Arab sponsored propaganda about Israel is just lies, like I have been suspecting for so many years. Israel is an inspiration - a country standing up for freedom & democracy in a sea of violence, intimidation and religious fundamentalism that is the Middle East.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-11-05 09:38

      Addressing the reaction and not the problem . The real issue is not about Isreali or any other host nations policy to dealing with illegal immigrants but rather why these immigrants exist in the first place. What is happening in those countries which is causing this but which is the question not asked at all nor any criticism being laid at the feet of those actually responsible. Every channel does numerous stories on the personal experience of these migrants but not one as yet on why they even exist , they are just too scared of laying blame at the feet of poor , misunderstood dictators , tyrants and incompetent regimes . Its far easier to go postal on the perceived oppressive democratic , free host nations where you are less likely to be labeled as x or y and less likely to be in physical danger . By all means do a piece on those who remain in those countries and the dangers they remain to face on a day to day basis, they must be there or else what are the fleeing from ?

      anneck.cranke - 2012-11-05 09:46

      Moses, thank you! One must also realise that it was the Jordanians that ordered all Arabs out of Israel, not Israel. Hence the start of the so-called Palestinian problem: the word "Palestinian" only ever came into existence in 1967. The modern state of Israel was established in 1948! Of course all these events are a very convenient stick to hit Israel over the back with.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-11-05 09:51

      Moses, you have also made me come to think where all these migrants are coming from in the first place - countries where Muslim extremism is rife.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 10:19

      @Ninja The Africans that the Israelis are reluctant to accommodate did not choose to be persecuted, any more than many of Europe's Jews did in the 1930s!

      anneck.cranke - 2012-11-05 10:30

      Fidel, you and your brain dead comments... Why don't you try and crossover into another country WITHOUT any legal documents and see what happens????

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 10:48

      Anyone reading my comments and yours will see the difference in intelligence as being night and day!

  • derek.bredenkamp.3 - 2012-11-05 09:12

    Pity they didn't think of stemming the flow of immigrants into Israel since the 1940's.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 11:29

      The irony of Jewish people living in a foreign continent (Africa) as 2nd or 3rd generation immigrants whose parents fled persecution in Europe. The psychopathy of it all is staggering!

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-05 18:36

      You are talking about your 'other' mommy, who gave you that glorious education alongside her Jewish kids - that intellect that you so flaunt here on these threads, gained from a superior free education. Pity that it is so clouded by resentment. Typical biting the hand that feeds you. Shame.

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