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Israeli justice minister moves to override court to deport illegal African migrants
Yair Altman, Danielle Roth-Avneri and Israel Hayom Staff
“The bill is nothing more than election campaigning,” said Tel Aviv councilwoman Suzy Cohen Zemach. “There’s already a peace treaty in Eritrea, but no one is sending the migrants home.”
Jonathan S. Tobin
More than just bad optics on immigration?
Netanyahu’s African migrant flip-flop was an embarrassment. But Jewish groups’ criticisms say more about American sensibilities than the merits of the case.
Amid criticism, Netanyahu freezes UN deal to resettle African asylum-seekers in Western countries
In support of the Israeli premier’s declaration, Education Minister Naftali Bennett said “by signing this agreement, we are sending a dangerous message to the whole world: Whoever succeeds in infiltrating Israel illegally will get a prize of legal residence here or a Western country.”
Immigration official clarifies Israel’s plan to manage ‘delicate’ migrant deportations
Professor Shlomo Mor-Yosef discussed the government’s decision, starting in April, to deport African migrants who entered the country illegally.