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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is offering the migrants, most of whom are from Sudan and Eritrea, $3,500 and a plane ticket to what it says is a safe destination in another country in sub-Saharan Africa.
The right-wing government is under pressure from its nationalist voter base to expel the migrants
The government says the migrants are “infiltrators” looking for work rather than asylum
The first eviction notices were handed out on Sunday and job advertisements for immigration inspectors to implement the deportation plan have been posted on government websites.
The deportation notices do not name the country migrants will be flown to but Netanyahu has said it will be a safe destination. Rights groups have named Uganda and Rwanda as possible host countries.
In a poor neighbourhood in the south of Tel Aviv that has attracted thousands of African migrants, shops are dotted with signs in Tigrinya and other African languages while abandoned warehouses have been converted into churches.
“I came to Israel to save my life,” said Eritrean Afoworki Kidane, sitting on a street bench.
He said he would rather go to jail than take the cash and plane ticket on offer to leave the country that has been his home for nine years.
That is the one weakness in the plan; jail in a First World country is superior to freedom in a shithole…
Still, a good start…
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said Israel’s first obligation was to its own citizens, rather than the migrants.
“They are not numbers, they are people, they are human and I am full of compassion and mercy,” Deri told Army Radio. “But the small state of Israel cannot contain such a vast number of illegal infiltrators.”
Hungarian PM's Christmas message:
“We don’t want our Christmas markets to be renamed, we don’t want to retreat behind concrete blocks. We don’t want our Christmas surrounded by fear and distress. We don’t want our women, our daughters to be harassed in the New Year’s Eve crowd.” pic.twitter.com/BFYQSthXWw
— Jack Montgomery ن (@JackBMontgomery) December 25, 2017
Polish MPs have approved a bill that will phase out Sunday shopping by 2020.
Initially proposed by trade unions, the idea received the support of the ruling conservative Law and Justice Party, who want to allow workers to spend more time with their families.
The Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, passed the bill by 254 to 156 to restrict Sunday shopping to the first and last Sunday of the month until the end of 2018, only on the last Sunday in the month in 2019, and to ban it totally starting in 2020. It will still be permitted, however, on the Sundays before major holidays such as Christmas. Some bakeries and online shops will also be exempt.
And may He bless Poland!
Trump is protecting the imperial interests of the very same people who would have him turfed from office, if they could manage it; those who are at war with his administration, since day one.
‘National security’ just means preserving imperial American hegemony. And how many ‘informants’ from 50+ years ago are still active, anyway? It’s all bullshit, and sinister.