About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as “infiltrators” by right-wing politicians and activists.
Describing the desert prison – the biggest detention centre for immigrants in the world – as a “humanitarian solution,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu justified its construction on the grounds that African refugees threaten to “change […] the character of the state.”
For more, read Max Blumenthal’s article, “Israel Cranks Up the PR Machine,” http://bit.ly/19870PJ
Or visit the site www.davidsheen.com/racism
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