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Israeli coalition members speak about refugees

MK Miri Regev, Likud (Video):

The Sudanese are a cancer in our body.

MK Yulia Shamalov Berkovitch, Kadima (Ynet):

 All human rights activists [who protect the Africans] should be imprisoned and transported to camps we are building.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai, Shas (Maariv):

Muslims that arrive here do not even believe that this country belongs to us, to the white man.


Do you know that many women in Tel Aviv were raped and are now afraid to report [it to the police] so that won’t be seen as AIDS carriers?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

The breach of our borders by infiltrators could threaten the Jewish and democratic state (…) we will begin by removing the infiltrators from South Sudan and move on to others.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Haaretz)

Whoever can be sent away should be sent away from here as quickly as possible.

Danny Danon, Likud (on his Facebook page)

Israel is at war. An enemy state of infiltrators was established in Israel, and its capital is south Tel Aviv.


The two following quotes are from members of the National Union Party which is not part of the coalition, but largely supports the government on most issues.

Michael Ben-Ari, National Union (Haaretz)

A fourth grader (Israeli) girl is studying in the same class with infiltrators’ kids, that you don’t know what diseases they are carrying. These are the worst viral diseases.

MK Aryeh Eldad, National Union (Haaretz):

Anyone that penetrates Israel’s border should be shot, a Swedish tourist, Sudanese from Eritrea, Eritreans from Sudan, Asians from Sinai. Whoever touches Israel’s border – shot.


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    1. louis

      So these folks represent the Jewish or the democratic?

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    2. Lauren

      And somehow no one points out the irony of the concentration (detention) camps?
      Soon there will be box cars and special delousing showers for the “infiltrators”. Make sure to get the gold from their teeth while they’re at it.

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    3. Piotr Berman

      Yisrael Beiteinu provided no quotable statement?

      Kadima’s Yulia Shamalov cannot be characterized as racist, IMHO. She has something to say about everybody http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=204482

      women: “This is what I say to feminists: Dear friends, I am willing to ask for equal rights in everything, but first I want a man to give birth. When the first man gives birth, I am willing to say that I and a man are equal.”

      “One of the worst problems in our society, in my opinion, is a crisis of trust,” Shamalov-Berkovich said. “No one trusts anyone, and it’s clear why, it’s because we’re a Jewish state and Jews are shady and remained shady. They came to Israel and forgot that this is our trait, and kept tricking each other, and 60 years later, it’s come back like a boomerang to our face.”

      So for her comments about women and Jews she was condemned by her party members:

      MKs Orit Zuaretz and Shlomo Molla, Kadima members of the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women called Shamalov-Berkovich’s speech “cheap populism on an issue that is very important.”

      They released a statement saying they “condemn MK Shamalov-Berkovich’s words, which do not fit an enlightened country like Israel. Her rude, primitive statements do not represent the values of Kadima. We regret that she chooses to harm women’s status in Israel, and even worse, uses the fact that she’s a woman in order to weaken women in their just fight for equal opportunities.”

      JP did not cite any condemnation of her statements on “infiltrators”.

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    4. Danny

      I like Eldad’s comment the best. He is such a perfectionist, isn’t he? He reminds me a bit of Heinrich Himmler (looks like him a bit too).

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    5. Piotr Berman

      From Ha’aretz: By Lital Levin | 09:05 PM

      In unprecedented move, Israel’s Foreign Ministry condemns violence against African migrants

      So there is one non-fascist party in the government? Against threats to attack Iran, against bashing Africans … I even recall Foreign Ministry criticizing handling of Flytilla when plenty of totally uninvolved persons were stripped of their tickets to Israel.

      Is it possible that Avigdor Lieberman is imitating the strategy of Ariel Sharon: from bloodthirsty warrior to an elder statesman? I though that plan A was to champion anti-traitor legislations like against NGO, so to eventually campaign against all those parties like Likud that stabbed patriots in the back. But nobody will remember it in 2014, except for general feeling and Avigdor was quite tough talking years ago. So plan B: Yisrael Beitenu, the most responsible party in the coalition.

      Can someone investigate?

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    6. Terri Knoll

      Ummmm Bibi…YOU are the infiltrators

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