Tuesday, April 03, 2018
What are We, Israel's Jordan Across the Sea?
What are we, Israel's Jordan for its "unacceptable" African refugees? Over the years several thousand African black people have taken refuge in the UN-created, "this had nothing to do with God, anyone's God," land of Israel until Israel decided it didn't want that particular burden any more.
Just as many in Israel would like nothing better than the Palestinians to be driven from their historic homeland, the occupied territories, West Bank and Gaza, across the border into Jordan, they want these Africans sent packing somewhere else - anywhere else.
And Canada is going to collaborate with this particular Caliphate by taking their cast-aways. And we think that empowering this migrant expulsion is a noble thing to do.
The initial deal brokered by the UN was a 50/50 split. Israel would agree to keep half of the African migrants - for now at least - and Canada, Germany and France would take the other half off Israel's hands. This surprise deal fell through only at the eleventh hour when Netanyahu's even more rightwing allies insisted that half-measures are not good enough. All of these somewhat less than white migrants need to be shown the door.
It's time prime minister Trudeau came clean with the Canadian people. Why are we taking these migrants? What concessions are we demanding from Netanyahu? What guarantees is he giving and why would we take anything he says at face value?