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Darfur Refugees – Where Will They Go Now

Posted by bosskitty on July 9, 2007

Border anarchy Jerusalem Post, Israel
Among the more disconcerting anomalies in the judgmental pronouncements by purported human-rights advocates is their scathing criticism of Israel in recent

‘Israel creating unnecessary drama’ Ynetnews, Israel
Sudanese minister promises his country ‘will find the way to deal with refugees’. Israel to continue aiding those fleeing Darfur until international

Wolfson doctors volunteer to treat refugees Jerusalem Post, Israel –
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH A large number of physicians from Wolfson Medical Center in Holon volunteered this week to treat refugees from Darfur and Sudan who

Government to set up tent city for Darfur refugees Ynetnews, Israel –
The government will set up a tent city in the Negev to house dozens of Sudanese refugees who infiltrate Israel from Egypt almost daily, Internal Security

Israel Grappling With Influx of Sudanese Refugees, VA
By Julie Stahl Jerusalem ( – The word has spread among Sudanese and other African refugees and job seekers that Israel — the only democracy in

Egyptian Police Cracks Down on Illegal African FOX News –
EL-ARISH, Egypt — Some 37 Africans, mostly refugees from Darfur, were arrested Friday in the Sinai Peninsula by Egyptian authorities who said they were


Unwanted in Israel Al Jazerra: By Sherine Tadros at the Egyptian-Israeli border

More than five hundred Sudanese refugees have fled to Israel in the last two months to escape genocide in Darfur. Now Israel is threatening to deport them.

No refugee status

Sigal Rosen, from the hotline for migrant workers in Tel Aviv, said: “The government started arresting the Sudanese under the infiltration law – a law made in emergency times; a law under which there was no possibility to release them for a very long period of detention.

To Israel, Sudan is an ‘enemy state’, and the Sudanese, ‘enemy nationals’.

“They aren’t getting refugee status and there are deportation orders hanging over the heads of all of them.

Identity crisis

Eytan Schwartz, spokesperson for the Committee for Advancement of Refugees of Darfur (Card), said that Israel has a moral obligation to take the Sudanese in.

“We are a country founded by refugees, we are a people who were persecuted for thousands of years. We of all people should know what it’s like to be people of a nation that nobody wants to take in.

“That’s why we have a moral, historical obligation to take them in, even if they’re from an enemy country.”

But the Israeli government has said the situation is now at a crisis point and closing the border or deporting them back to Egypt may be the only solution.

But the Israeli government has said the situation is now at a crisis point and closing the border or deporting them back to Egypt may be the only solution.

Avishai Braverman, a Knesset member, said: “People heard that Israel may be a haven … [But] we are such a small country, we cannot do that. We have our own problems with our own immigrants.

“You can do certain things, but it’s not in our capacity to solve the problem of all the Sudanese … to say that we can absorb hundreds of thousands when we cannot even take care of our own, that’s a nice world but its unrealistic and unfair.”

To many, those Sudanese seeking refuge in Israel are viewed as a threat to the Jewish identity.

“Israel has an identity challenge,” Schwartz said. “We are a Jewish democracy and this is an example, a perfect example, of the negotiation of these two identities.

“How can you be a democracy with human rights, with values of accepting people from all nations, but you still want to maintain your Jewish identity? … That means always maintaining a Jewish majority.”

With every new arrival, Israel’s dilemma deepens. At the same time, for the Sudanese who make the journey with so much hope, life in Israel now holds an uncertain future.

“To say that we can absorb hundreds of thousands when we cannot even take care of our own, that’s a nice world but its unrealistic and unfair” Avishai Braverman, Israeli Knesset member

Where will they go? Why can’t responsible countries make their home safe so they don’t have to go anywhere? Why is all this allowed to happen, Oil is not at stake? SHAME on the world!




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Our Founding Fathers Would Be In Guantanamo

Posted by bosskitty on July 4, 2007

Op-Ed: Our Founding Fathers were Freedom Fighters …

My ancestors are traced back to the 1600’s, immigrating to this continent on boats from England and Ireland. Several of them fought in the American Revolution – I have documents and letters from one who was injured, became ill and had to return home to recover before returning to his unit to finish the fight. I have the letters and documents his daughter wrote to the fledgling government about his ‘veteran’s’ benefits in the late 1790s. The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. The final branch of government was not installed until February 2, 1790.

In today’s America, my ancestors would be labeled as a ‘home grown terrorists’ and ‘enemy combatants’. They would end up in Guantanamo indefinitely!

My other ancestors, Presidents Polk and Monroe, are rolling in their graves to witness this country return to Monarchy. They would climb out of their graves in protest to see a Theocracy in bloom.

Where is spirit that drove these people? Where are the descendants of the Minutemen who risked everything for a grand idea? Where are the descendants of the signers of the Declaration, Bill of Rights and Constitution?

Hear ye, hear ye, calling all people who call themselves AMERICANS, duty calls you to step up to the responsibility to carry the banner of freedom handed to you by your Founding Fathers and Mothers. REVOLT! That’s what my ancestors did.

Rally! Speak out! Pressure the people you elected to represent you! This is supposed to be a Representative Government ruled by Law as directed by our Founding Fathers.

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