Sunday, September 9, 2007

Eitam seeks to tighten Law of Return

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Yes, this whole thing is ridiculous. They are letting in gentiles from the former USSR and muslims from Darfur, but they restrict sincere orthodox converts.

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Following arrest of neo-Nazi gang in Petach Tikva, MK says law must be amended to prevent people whose grandfather was Jewish from immigrating to Israel. 'Israel has become a refuge for people whose hearts are filled with hatred of Jews and Zionism,' he says

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3447499,00.html
Amnon Meranda
Published: 09.09.07, 11:09 / Israel Jewish Scene


National Union-NRP MK Effie Eitam said Sunday he would seek to pass a legislation to tighten the Law of Return by barring non-Jews from immigrating to Israel even if their grandfathers are Jewish.

Eitam's initiative followed the arrest of eight youths suspected of membership in a neo-Nazi cell and of violent assaults against religious Jews and other minority groups.

"Israel has become a refuge for people whose hearts are filled with hatred of Jews and Zionism and who have nothing to do with the Jewish people and the State of Israel," Eitam said. "We must amend the loophole in the Law of Return in order to prevent these people from making aliyah."

The Law of Return grants immigrant rights to the children and grandchildren of Jews, and to the spouses of Jews or of the children and grandchildren of Jews.

Eitam claimed that the law enables many people who feel no affinity to Israel to immigrate to the country and enjoy the many benefits it offers new olim. "There are people who immigrate here and have no attachment to Judaism. Some of them even come as Christians, and not only do they not want to convert to Judaism, they also run a non-Jewish lifestyle and build churches.

"The immigration to Israel of non-Jews who do not want to enlist in the army, coupled with the Arab population that lives here, leads to the blurring of the State of Israel's Jewish identity, and this needs to be corrected," he concluded.

Meanwhile, MK Zevulun Orlev, the National Union-NRP chairman, and Labor MK Colette Avital said Sunday they would submit draft bills that would allow for the deportation of neo-Nazis and stripping them of their citizenship after serving a jail term.

2 comments:

  1. I think it is funny how the media and government is acting like this is some utterly unique singular event. Remember a few years ago when the "White Israeli Union" neo-Nazi group had its website taken down? With all the video of the neo-Nazis - giving the Hitler salute in their full IDF uniforms - talking about how to kill the Arabs for practice and how not to act like a "zhid" (Jew, in Russian)? Or then there were the skinhead gangs stormtrooping through Tel Aviv a few years ago too. Anyone who follows the "The Israeli Information and Assistance Center for the Victims of Anti-Semitism" ( http://pogrom.org.il/ ) which monitors neo-Nazis in Israel regularly knows this most recent event isn't particularly unique. The problem is that the government and police "turn a blind eye" to Israeli neo-Nazis which gives them freedom to expand. Rest assured this cell isn't all of them.

    Here we have another aspect of Israel's demographic crisis. In the rush to import olim whose only real criteria is they are not Arab or Muslim it can't come as any surprise that that managed to import traditional Russian anti-Semites too. Most of these kids are Russians who were brought to Israel by their parents against their will, they don't want to be Israeli and never did. HOWEVER, in the end, if Israel had not imported the million plus Russians - many, or even most, of them non-Jewish - then the non-Arab population between the river and the sea would already be a definite minority to the Arab population. There just aren't enough legitimate Jews to maintain the current "Greater Israel," thus the floods of non-Jewish olim, the mass conversions of Ethiopians, Indians, and Peruvian Indians, and so on. These measures - the desperation for any non-Arab/Muslim immigrants - undermines the "Jewish character" of Israel just as surely as any compromise with the native Palestinians would.

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  2. Good point. And what do you think of, for example, Shoher's attitude like here http://samsonblinded.org/blog/save-darfur.htm ?

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