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      MK Ben-Ari Dares MKs to Host Infiltrators at Home

      MK Ben-Ari asks the Knesset to host 100 illegal African infiltrators and see if the “bleeding heart MKs” are willing to take them home.
      By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
      First Publish: 5/28/2012, 8:52 AM

      MK Michael Ben-Ari (file)
      MK Michael Ben-Ari (file)
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      National Union Knesset Member Dr. Michael Ben-Ari has asked the Knesset to let him host 100 illegal African infiltrators and says he wants to see if “bleeding heart MKs” are willing to take them to their homes.

      Several months ago, a large number of Sudanese scared away some residents of an upper middle-class Tel Aviv neighborhood when they entered a swimming pool in a visit paid for by MK Ben-Ari.

      The National Union MK now has written a letter to Knesset director-general Dan Landau to tell him to be prepared for a visit of the illegal immigrants, thousands of whom have invaded the low-income southern Tel Aviv neighborhoods and committed hundreds of acts of robbery and theft from residents.

      “I want to test the pluralism of MKs such as Nitzan Horowitz and Ilan Ghilon (Meretz), who support keeping the infiltrators in Israel. It would interest me if the same MKs will agree to take them home, or perhaps their idea of human rights only applies to other neighborhoods,” wrote MK Ben-Ari.

      He said he is inviting 100 of the illegal infiltrators to a full day in the Knesset in which they “will eat in the MKs’ cafeteria, participate in committee discussions, observe the Knesset session and tour Israel's hall of democracy.”

      MK Ben-Ari wrote, “The MKs that speak about the phenomenon [of infiltrators taking over Tel Aviv neighborhoods], without knowing it in person, will directly meet with them and feel the experience of the residents, whose neighborhoods are invaded."

      “On the other hand, there is a humanitarian angle for the infiltrators, whom many MKs consider as refugees who go hungry every day.” The MKs  can show their concern by inviting them home, Ben Ari added.

      “I request you to coordinate the visit within three weeks, and the visit will be paid for by the Knesset as part of its budget for visitors,” MK Ben-Ari wrote Landau.