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Reader comment on item: How Ukrainian Refugees Could Inadvertently Erase the West

Submitted by David (United States), Jul 10, 2022 at 16:29

A very important development pertains to this exact subject, a ruling by the High Court in Israel that the effort by the Interior Minister, Ayelet Shaked, to impose a cap (of 5000) on the number of non-Jewish Ukrainians permitted to enter Israel as "refugees" be annulled, and that no limitation be imposed.

Of all the countries in the world, I would think it is ESPECIALLY dangerous for Israel to endanger its demography, as the territorial domain of the country is so limited, the room for absorption of refugees so accordingly constrained, and, to wit, the presence of millions of non-Jews (Arabs) in the country and in the high ground of Judea and Samaria is a key reason why proponents of the Left advocate "separation." Why endanger the demography further, and indeed, establish a precedent that could very well be used in the future to insist on the entry of all kinds of other populations. If Christian Ukrainians, who are NOT facing genocide (but a brutal war) are permitted unrestricted entry, why not Afghans? Why not Sudanese? Why not Congolese?
Certain Western countries, particularly the USA, are founded conceptually on the idea of being a haven for all the "tired and hungry masses" of the world. Israel is a country founded on a different premise entirely. To be a homeland for a specific nation. In this respect it is not unique, but what is unique is the breath and magnitude of the threats the country faces in its effort to preserve this. I wonder why the author doesn't take note of that development. And even worse, the petition which was accepted by the Israeli High Court, was brought by a foreign government, the government of Ukraine! Essentially working to nullify, in effect, the Basic Law of Return.

One last sentence: Minister Pnina Tato is talking about the absorption of Ethiopians who identify with Judaism. This, at least, is consistent with Israel's essential founding mission. Although the current developments could very easily be used as a pretext for the absorption of Africans fleeing genocide, who have no connection at all to Judaism and do not profess one.


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