I got a rude email today accusing me of being a cult, a crackpot conspiracy theorist and a Jew hater for writing about what's happening to Oliver Stone. This is for Richard:
Israel to expel 400 children
JASON KOUTSOUKIS, JERUSALEM
August 3, 2010
ISRAEL will expel 400 native-born children of non-Jewish foreign workers to help safeguard the country's Jewish identity.
Migrant advocacy groups responded angrily, arguing that the decision would punish innocent children by sending them back to impoverished nations their parents left in search of better lives in Israel.
Announcing the decision on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the policy was also aimed at halting the flow of illegal immigrants across the southern border with Egypt.
''On the one hand, this problem is a humanitarian problem, we all feel and understand the hearts of children,'' Mr Netanyahu said. ''But on the other hand, there are Zionist considerations and ensuring the Jewish character of the state of Israel.''
Under the new rules, children born to foreign workers who entered Israel legally, and who have lived in Israel for five years or more, speak Hebrew and are enrolled in an Israeli school, will be eligible for permanent residency.
After considering the issue for more than a year, the Israeli cabinet voted 13 to 10 in favour of the decision.
Some ministers voted against the move because not enough children were being expelled. Other ministers were opposed to expelling any children.
About 400 children of foreign workers will have to leave Israel by the end of the month, while another 800 children will be eligible to stay.
''This isn't the state of the Jews that I know, that expels children,'' said Industry Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, a Labour Party member. ''This is not the right time to let people see Israel expelling 400 children.''
Rotem Ilan, chairman of Israeli Children, an advocacy group for migrant workers' families, said: ''We're talking about children here. They are the children of people who came to Israel legally to work.
''We brought these people here to plough our fields, build our houses and take care of our grandparents. And with people, come families.''
Ms Ilan argued that it was the deportation of children that threatened Israel's Jewish character.
''The obligation to act with kindness and compassion to foreigners is the most frequently repeated commandment in the Torah,'' she said.
Some Jews obviously still think the Torah is Jewish Law. Does that make them anti Semitic? What is the "Jewish identity" that the Zionists want to "safeguard?" Why do I always get the same hate mails every time I write something about someone who is under attack for telling the truth about Israel and the Zionist influence on the American media? Jewish Who's Whos always boast of the Jewish prominence in industry and the arts. Israeli technology dominates the global market. The Israeli military has the U.S. military doing its bidding in the Middle East. These are facts, and to quote Barbra Streisand, "I've got no axe to grind.. but hey... what are ya.... blind?"
Richard, were you trained at the same school in Israel as all the other Zionist drones who monitor the internet for "hate speech?" You people are almost as entertaining as Jesse Ventura.