Monday, November 30, 2009

Disgrace unto the nations

"The Supreme Court is currently discussing a case that concerns Israel's practice of immediately returning asylum seekers who cross from Egypt into Israel back across the border. It appears that in so doing, Israel may be violating international law, according to a position paper submitted to the court by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees." It is not true that Israel turns back asylum seekers. To be more accurate, we should say this: Israel asks asylum seekers for their religion, and if they happen to be Jewish, they would be welcomed and granted citizenship (although Jews from African and Asian countries are guaranteed inferior status in the state and society). And if the asylum seekers belong to another religion, they are dumped across the border. (thanks Marcy)