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Audio: A Win-Win Solution For Illegal African Muslim Migrants

Transit camps with job training is the solution for illegal African Muslim migrants, says Jay Shapiro.
6/4/2012, 6:54 PM

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Over 4,000 illegal migrants risk their lives to come to Israel every month. The majority are Muslims from Eritrea. Some are committing petty crimes in poor neighborhoods and worsening the job market for native Israelis. Jay Shapiro's solution is to set up transit camps to give these illegals job training before they are repatriated back to their homeland. That would help them increase the economy in their homelands when they return. It's a win-win solution for a growing problem that could be exploited by Arab terrorist groups and anti-Jewish NGOs. For the full details click on this week's show.

Jay Shapiro is the author of six books on Israeli politics, the Middle East, Judaism and aliyah. He is a columnist and frequently lectures in Israel and the United States. He was previously a physicist at a major Israeli firm and served as an aliyah shaliach for the Jewish Agency in America. His show has been on Israel National Radio since 1998. The Jay Shapiro Podcast airs every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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