Comments on: PHOTO ESSAY: A sprawling desert prison, for thousands of refugees Independent commentary and news from Israel & Palestine Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 By: Curtis Mullins Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:23:39 +0000 Is America prepared to destroy the world to save illegitimate Israel?

By: peter hindrup Sun, 11 Nov 2012 08:14:17 +0000 Sam:
Silly you. Israelis not a democracy. At a minimum to be a democracy the law must apply equally to all citizens.
In Israel it doesn’t.

Defend Israel if you must, but get your facts right, first.

By: Sam Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:27:37 +0000 What a terrific idea. Hopefully, this will stop them coming

Seeing as to how they are Muslim, I wonder why they don’t stay in a Muslim country.?

Silly me, they know that Israel is a democratic country

They are causing huge crime problems in Israel, the same in Australia.

By: Shaun Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:56:49 +0000 Racism, dislike of migrants and governments circumventing laws in order to deport foreigners is not endemic to Israel. Its just sounds better when you add in words like Jews and blacks.
Very few people are willing to criticize South Africa…
Take a look at the comments and see what people in SA really think.

By: rsgengland Sun, 04 Nov 2012 14:36:39 +0000 In England ,the vast majority of Asylum seekers that I have met ,have always struck me as being ‘Economic Refugees’.
I have met a few Political Asylum seekers , but their numbers are small, and they are in their own class .
I have no doubt that the ‘majority’of asylum seekers in Israel are economic refugees , but there is no
reliable data avaiable , from either side of the spectrum to ,either prove or disprove this .

By: Engelbert Luitsz Sun, 04 Nov 2012 12:51:19 +0000 Maybe you should add an extra paragraph to the rules. No comparison with western democracies, since they dropped the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

By: Greg Pollock Sun, 04 Nov 2012 02:48:25 +0000 “The thought of children growing up between barbed-wire and watchtowers is heartbreaking.” : Not if your fundamental ontology is racial; individuals are then secondary aspects of the primary ontology, defined as “good” or “bad” based on that ontology. Ban that.

In Maricopa County, AZ, there has been a “tent city” jail for county inmates for over a decade. The temperatures are easily at 105 + F for two months; over 100 for four months +. The prior in building county jail cells have been turned into a shelter for homeless animals by the sheriff; I kid you not. After at least 3 won wrongful death suits, the Feds (Obama) are finally suing the sheriff for civil rights violations. The sheriff is running for reelection; one mail flyer pointed out he is good to animals. One reason why the open Senate seat here is actually open for grabs (the Dem has a good shot) is that Hispanics have finally had enough.

I see no feeback in your country through the electoral process. The brutality of the Maricopa County tent city was evident throughout the terms of Bush II; Obama waited until election potential was at its highest before suing in Federal Court. I have some idea of what you face: complete disregard.

By: Jenny Sun, 04 Nov 2012 02:30:20 +0000 great and heartbreaking article. If only someone here (Australia) would cover the conditions at the refugee camps here our government is rapidly filling up with people they seem to consider less than human.

Noam, you need to revise that rule. You published it nearly 2 years ago, when the situation was very different, and I think you should re-read Richard Silverstein’s (who I normally don’t like much)comments on the thread you posted. It is surely time for a re-jig, if a strictly monitored one.

By: The Trespasser Sun, 04 Nov 2012 00:10:03 +0000 There is a great lot of things – more than you could possible imagine – that you don’t see and won’t see ever.

It is good, however.

By: Noam Sheizaf Sat, 03 Nov 2012 20:09:28 +0000