The UN's infiltrator game
The UN's infiltrator game

The turnabouts plaguing the infiltrators issue are simply amazing.  But even more amazing is the UN decision to do what they have failed to do for years.

The United Nations jumped at resettling even a small number of infiltrators, publicly howling that Israel should have allowed them to continue with the deal - which Netanyahu, luckily, reneged on. It is so interesting that over the past seventy years they have refused point blank to do the same with those who claim to be Palestinian refugees, allowing Arab host countries to refuse them citizenship and keep them in camps. The UN let this happen, despite their cries of "Death to the Jews," whilst financing them in every way, allowing them to grow to millions and knowing that most of their funding is used for military purposes.

Then suddenly out of the blue the UN is now moving to resettle a pittance of the numbers of infiltrators whilst insisting that Israel hand out visas to the majority of this group.

In the last round. Prime Minister Netanyahu, admitting that he had been caught in a trap. failed the basic math test when dealing with the infiltrators issue as he agreed with the United Nations.   He counted 3250 infiltrators per year for five years who would leave Israel sponsored by the UN. What he forgot is that during that time another few thousand would have been born, as this population are almost all of child-bearing age, not to mention the bucket-load whom he originally was allowing to stay.  

The net result of that deal would have been a plus not a minus to this group of illegal infiltrators. This would have left a large and growing group who cannot integrate into Israeli society and are already causing significant social problems. Israel has issues of poverty, integration of Jewish migrants, with more expected to arrive, enemies at the door and a lot more to handle.

Israel does not need infiltrators added to its current challenges.

There have been many major turns over the past years that have rocked Israel, amongst them the events that led up to the murder of Rabin, the withdrawal from Gaza, actions of the High Court in promoting demolition of Jewish settlements (but rarely those of illegal Arab buildings), and refusal to allow these infiltrators to be sent to another country.   

These happenings strike at the hearts of the majority of Israelis, the silent majority who in the past were not vocal enough to make their voices heard in opposition to the establishment and a powerful leftist press. That is one of the weaknesses of a democracy. :Once elected, changes can and do occur between elections that voters do not have the power to sanction.

Netanyahu must realize that if he cannot find a creative solution this time, he has signed his dismissal warrant.  Israel cannot afford to show any weakness in a rough world. Infiltrators,most of whom are Muslim, and their families, have no place in Israel.  There are times when I wonder whether  the backlash from a growing right-wing traditional and well educated population may make icrystal clear how they will exercise their democratic vote if the government falls to ensure that Israel remains a Jewish state.

The time has come for the leadership of Israel to stop pandering to world opinion, to operate from a position of strength and to see the UN for the hypocritical organization it is.