November 07, 2009

Arbeit für frei, Israel tells "illegals"

Another cull from quick JSF just to give it due prominence. Israel wants to get African migrants to work for free. Here's Ha'aretz:
The government is considering establishing work camps in the south of the country, where illegal migrant workers will receive shelter, food and medical care, Army Radio reported Wednesday. In exchange, illegal migrants would perform manual labor outside the camps, but would not earn a salary.

They would stay at the camp until their asylum claims are decided, which could take months or years.
I'm sure it was Netanyahu that said that Israel takes black people from Africa to liberate them, not to enslave them.

But then Netanyahu is openly on the right. Perhaps the lefties of the kibbutz and moshav movements will be better:
"We contacted many kibbutzim in an effort to have Sudanese asylum seekers released for farm work," she said. "Despite the argument they desperately needed workers, most of the coordinators at the kibbutzim rejected my request after they learned they would have to pay the asylum seekers at least minimum wage, as provided by law, [and] could not make deductions from their salaries beyond what the law on foreign workers requires."

Rosen contacted hundreds of potential employers at kibbutzim and moshav cooperative farming communities, but very few were interested. In the end, only 14 moshavim and two kibbutzim agreed to hire Sudanese migrants as agricultural workers.
Can anyone really deny that zionism, in any of its manifestations, is a form of racism?

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