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    • zionist forever
    • 10.03.11 | 17:18 (IST)

    The majority are economic migrants here not because they are refugees but they want a better standard of living and why do Israeli taxpayers owe these foreigners a better standard of living. They are a burden on the economy, their children take up places in schools which means bigger classes & less money top go around so the education of Israeli children suffers. Israel is also a small country with a total population around 7 million and so thousands of these people do eventually make a significant dent in population numbers and they also dilute the jewish majority. So I see no reason why we should not deport illegals. The people who come to Israel with legitimate work permits I think should be given one of those chips like you put on your pet so you know whose who and if somebody is stopped by the police they can just check the chip which will say he was supposed top go home 2 years ago so they can then be arrested and deported. When they are deported the chip is deacitvated. It can be a condition of being granted a work permit and so they can choose to accept the idea of being chiped and come work in Israel or they can reject it and not come. With real refugees then whats wrong with deporting them to safe African countries... refugees are just supposed to find the nearest safe country to give them refuge they don't get out the tourist maps and say well even though its further out Israel sounds like a much nicer place then another African country because in israel I will probably experience a higher standard of living. Why is the UN doing so little? UNRWA originally set up for palestinian refugees but which has evolved into a political body in its own right the UN has made sure thats been looking after palestinian interests the whole time. but the UNHCR is supposed to deal with all the other refugees in the world and just rehouse them as soon as possible and if they are all flooding into Israel then the UN is obviously not doing its job very well. Even if we let the refugees into the country that doesn't mean we need to start giving them all kinds of legal rights and a voice to make their complaints with the system heard.

    from the article: Israel's African refugees and their fight for acceptance
    First published 01:57 10.03.11 | Last updated 01:57 10.03.11
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