As an Australian oleh, I am simply disgusted by this use of our passports. I keep on expecting to wake up to my name all over the news. I love this country deeply, but lately,with this debacle, Lieberman's disastrous reign as foreign minister, the evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, land grabs in Silwan, and a whole host of other issues, I am feeling deeply pessimistic about the direction the state is going in. When will Israel wake up and realise that she doesn't live detached from international norms and repercussions,and that she cannot and will not survive as a pariah? How can Israel encourage aliyah when the government so brazenly and callously steals identities of olim? This takes chutzpah to an entirely new level, and should be a wake-up call to all citizens.
Obama to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah in White House later this month (Reuters)
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