Eli Yishai is not a mensch - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ahasverus
    • 09.08.10 | 18:59 (IDT)

    Israel should show a humane approach on this issue. Sending back these poor children may split up their families and is therefore inhumane. For Eli Yishai keeping the Jewish character of the State of Israel is a higher priority than being righteous on people in sometimes very difficult circumstances. His kind of reasoning to defend his stance is cynical and shows his narrow-mindedness. As a Jew I am deeply ashamed of this insensitive behaviour. I wish Israel learned lessons from history and used this opportunity to make a gesture. This may have set an example for the rest of the world. Eli Yishai is not a mensch.

    from the article: Eli Yishai to foreign workers: Stop using children as human shields
    First published 14:17 09.08.10 | Last updated 15:01 09.08.10
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