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    • 28.12.09 | 11:57 (IST)

    Natan Sharansky: "Every oleh who arrives in Israel strengthens it and represents a crucial strategic asset for the country." http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1261364520311&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull What does this mean in detail? Does it go both ways? If only Natan Sharansky would enlarge upon this mantra, reminiscent of the inalienable rights of the US Constitution and in such a way that no one would disagree with the conditional - "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends" - or I would add apathetic or incapable of enabling or empowering the realization of these goals - that it is the right of "the People" to correct this. In this or similar way, new immigrants may also become fuller citizens and participants. Leaving this to some unwritten changing abstract has not worked well enough - or has it? And if so, how and for whom? And is that good enough? Am I off base here? Or is this above my pay scale and right to know.

    from the article: Immigration to Israel hits 16,244, highest jump in 10 years
    First published 01:13 28.12.09 | Last updated 02:50 28.12.09
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