Israel Granted Permits to 80,000 Migrants in 2012

Figure amounts to almost eight times the number of migrants who entered Israel illegally over the course of the year - yet Eli Yishai has been vocal in decrying the illegal 'infiltrators' as a danger.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai approved 80,200 permits for migrant workers to enter Israel in 2012. That is almost eight times the number of migrants who entered Israel illegally in 2012 - yet Yishai has been vocal in decrying the illegal "infiltrators" as a danger.