African Infiltration Planned by Left?
Are the Africans flooding into Israel doing so just because of economic hardship at home, or has the flood of infiltrators been planned, aided and abetted by the New Israel Fund and other leftist groups?
There is mounting evidence in favor of the latter possibility.
Middle East expert Dr. Guy Bechor writes in a recent article published on his website and elsewhere that leftist "human rights" NGOs seek to change Israel's demographic balance.
"After they failed to let in hundreds of thousands of Palestinians into this country, these people now expect a migration of hundreds of thousands of Muslims from Africa to Israel. It’s not a war on immigration that lies ahead of us, but a war over the continuation of the Jewish majority in Israel," he states bluntly. "And what is the plan hatched in secret by those organizations of 'human rights?' When the numbers reach a quarter of a million or half a million, and we’re getting there fast, the organizations will turn to the High Court of Justice and to the United Nations, demanding that Israel grant residency to these 'immigrants' and even citizenship, as is customary in the West."
"With that, the percentage of Muslims in Israel will jump immediately to between 30% and 35%, with all the demographic implications that you can imagine. Being residents, then citizens, the Africans will naturally be able to bring their family members, and the numbers will double."
The Elder of Zion blog cites a monograph written by a man named Yonathan Paz that was recently published by UNHCR. In it, Paz quotes an unnamed NGO worker who "argued that civil society organizations [the name by which ultraleftist NGOs call themselves -- ed.] advocate a perception of 'universalistic citizenship‘, where everyone should have rights. 'They do not see the nationality issue as relevant, but publicly, it is not stated. In today‘s public atmosphere, we will not say it out loud because it does not serve the struggle and the strategy.' As the same NGO worker argued: 'The central issue here is [one that addresses] the nature of Israeli civil society, the struggle is about the character of Israel as a state, and the refugees are not really sharing this struggle, they are rather disempowered by it.'"
In addition, a participant at nationalist website rotter.net has translated an interview with a Sudanese man who crossed into Israel, which appeared two years ago in a Sudanese news publication. While the man's testimony regarding his entry into Israel and his stay seems to mix some fantasy in with facts, he does name two leftists that he says worked with him. One is Anat Ben Dor, who is a member of the Legal Clinic for Refugees in Tel Aviv University, which has been fighting to allow the African infiltrators into Israel and to prevent their arrest and deportation.
The legal clinics at TAU are run by Neta Ziv, who was a longstanding official in the New Israel Fund.