US Jews Condemn Trump’s Deportation Rules—But Back Israel’s
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All the major Jewish activist groups in America—including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)—have come out in opposition to the new deportation guidelines announced by the Trump administration—but continue to back Israel’s deportation rules, which are far stricter and openly racial in nature.
The new Trump administration rules, announced February 21, directed his administration to enforce the nation’s immigration laws more aggressively, unleashing the full force of the federal government to find, arrest, and deport those in the country illegally, regardless of whether they have committed serious crimes.
The aim of the new orders are to publicize crimes by illegal invaders, enlist local police officers as enforcers, erect new detention facilities, discourage asylum seekers, and speed up deportations.
According to an article in the Jerusalem-based Times of Israel, titled “US Jewish organizations decry new immigration rules as ‘cruel,’ ‘dangerous,’” the head of the ADL, Jonathan Greenblatt, announced that the “new rules are extremely ill-advised and counter to our values as a nation that has always served as a beacon of hope for people around the world.”
Mark Hetfield, president of HIAS, an organization which the Times of Israel described as a “Jewish refugee rights group,” said that the guidelines “treat vulnerable people, many of whom are unaccompanied children and asylum seekers, like criminals.”
“This step is deeply problematic on many levels. It removes critical due process rights for new immigrants and imperils countless numbers of refugees fleeing extreme violence in Central America,” the ADL statement said.
The HIAS statement said it “remains committed to fighting this and every action that endangers the lives of refugees and asylum seekers, and that jeopardizes their ability to obtain the protection they need and deserve.
“Our history and values, as Jews and as Americans, compel us to continue fighting to preserve the American traditions of welcoming and of providing refuge.”
The HIAS statement added: “Prioritizing detention and removal over protection and due process is not only cruel, it is dangerous. Such detention and deportation without due process would violate US obligations under the Refugee Convention, and put the most vulnerable at risk of being summarily returned to countries where they would face persecution and torture.”
Both the ADL and HIAS fanatically support the state of Israel, which openly breaks every single one of the Refugee Convention rules to which Hetfield referred.
The ADL, for example, has a special section on its website devoted to instructing Jews how to defend Israel from criticism. Titled “Israel: A Guide for Activists,” the ADL page provides detailed instructions on every aspect of the Jewish state, and how to answer accusations made against it.
HIAS has an office in Israel which it uses to facilitate Jews-only immigration to Israel, and proudly announces that it has a program to help Third World non-Jewish “asylum seekers” in Israel to “evaluate options for reuniting with family in other countries, including the United States, Canada, Italy, Australia, Switzerland, and Sweden”—in other words, to get non-Jewish illegal invaders out of Israel and to send them to non-Jewish countries.
As for Israel itself, the Jewish ethnostate actively deports thousands of Eritrean and other nonwhite invaders back to Africa—and has accepted just four “asylum” requests since 2009.
Israel’s deportation policy is so forthright that it even deports thousands of Africans to Uganda and Rwanda—regardless of the Africans’ original country of origin.
As to treating invaders like “criminals,” HIAS has also ignored the fact that in February 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention to “surround all of Israel with a fence” to protect the Jewish state from Arab “wild beasts.”
The ADL and HIAS also ignore the fact that the Israeli government not only denies non-Jewish “refugees” asylum status—a move which bars them from obtaining work permits, healthcare, and welfare services—but also locks them up without trial in specially built concentration camps such as those found in Holot, hidden away in the Negev desert, far away from Israel’s cities.
Above and below: Holot concentration camp, where the ADL and HIAS-supported Israel keeps its non-Jewish “refugees” before deporting them.
A BBC article from February 2016, for example, titled “Israel’s unwanted African migrants,” reveals that the Jewish ethnostate offers any “refugees” who reach that nation one of three choices: go home; stay in Israel, but be imprisoned indefinitely; or accept deportation to a “third country”—which means deportation to Rwanda or Uganda.
From this overview, it is obvious that Israel has far more stringent invasion control policies than the Trump administration’s latest plans—and it is equally clear that the ADL, HIAS, and all the other Jewish organizations who are protesting the Trump administration, are blatant hypocrites who seek to enforce one rule of conduct for the Jewish state, and another completely contrary rule for non-Jewish states.
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