Oh dear me. the Politically correct brigade will have a problem with this one. How on earth will they deal with it?
The Israeli immigration minister Eli Yishai has announced his firm intention to deport all illegal aliens because their presence “damages the state’s Jewish identity, constitute a demographic threat and increase the danger of assimilation.”
The demand of Israel to be a Jewish state underpins the existence of that nation — and is identical to the British National Party’s demand for Britain to remain an ethnically majority British state.
Speaking to the Israeli media after refusing to concede on demands for the children of illegal immigrants to be made exempt from deportation proceedings, Mr Yishai said he was adamant over his decision that all illegal foreign workers and their families must leave the country.
“Minister Yishai is not ready to give a permanent residency to these children. Their parents, who are staying illegally, are using their children to whitewash their presence,” Mr Yishai’s spokesman, Roee Lahmanovitz told the media.
“Allowing this group residency would create a dangerous precedent which could eventually fundamentally change the Jewish character of Israel,” he said.
“We are not a safe haven, period. We should not damage the character of the Jewish state simply out of clemency.”
Allowing these children to stay in Israel “is liable to damage the state’s Jewish identity, constitute a demographic threat and increase the danger of assimilation,” Mr Yishai added later. “We are not an asylum state.”
The man has a point.