News Brief 5/3/2011, Nissan 29, 5771
Sara Netanyahu Calls to Let Foreign Children Stay
Sara Netanyahu, wife of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, is part of a new campaign against enforcing immigration law against children. The campaign calls for foreign children who do not meet the criteria to stay in Israel – those who arrived in the country after the age of 13, or have lived in Israel for fewer than five years – to be allowed to remain despite the law.
The project, in which Israelis are photographed alongside foreign children, aims to prove Israeli support for allowing foreign children and their parents to remain in the country.
Netanyahu posed with one of the most famous foreign children in Israel – Esther Aikpehae of South Africa, one of the stars of the Oscar-winning documentary Strangers No More.