Posts Tagged ‘refugees’
Maybe the time is ripe for more international pressure on Israel…The world usually thinks this is the solution for all evils…
Obama?…Hillary?…The silence is deafening…
Where are you, U.N.?…
Peace activists?…Nowhere to be found…
Human rights groups?…Missing in in-action
Is there a flotilla being organized to “free” Syria?…Haven’t heard of any…
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Reprinted from bbc.co.uk
Hundreds of Syrians are massing on the country’s border with Turkey, ready to cross over if the army moves further into the area after seizing the town of Jisr al-Shughour.
Syrian military sources have told the BBC the army is now planning to move to the nearby town of Maarat al-Numan.
The UN says more than 5,000 people are staying in makeshift refugee camps on the Turkish side of the border, with another 5,000 reported to have entered Turkey unofficially.
Owen Bennett-Jones reports from the Syrian-Turkish border.
Tags: refugees, slaughter, Syria, Turkey
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Jewish Refugees Receive Virtually NO Attention From the World Media or International Aid Organizations
And Where is the International Jewish Community???
Why is it always applicable when it comes to Israel???
Why does the world see Jews as somehow “different” from other human beings???
Where’s the compassion???
Where’s the human heart of the world???
The tent city of Jewish refugees in Tel Aviv…
Virtually ignored by the world…
Ignored by the press…
Ignored by international aid organizations…
Where’s the UN, the Red Cross, B’Tzelem, Peace Now, UNWRA, UNICEF, and on and on….
And where are the Jews of the world???
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Tags: disengagement, double standard, expulsion, israel, marty roberts, podcast, radio, refugees, restraint
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Israeli Army troops on Israel’s border with Egypt spend a good bit of their time escorting these African refugees IN to Israel. They take them to Tel-Aviv, where they are processed and receive health care, warm beds and food…just what they were seeking. No one in Israel is shooting at them. That is why they keep on trying to come to Israel, even if the Egyptians take target practice on their bodies.
BTW, these refugees are NOT Jewish…
They ARE black-skinned…
Kind of throws a monkey wrench into the “Israel Apartheid Week” celebrations taking place on university campuses this week, doesn’t it?..but who said you had to have intelligence to attend university…even more so to TEACH there…(or to be president of the US aka Jimmy Carter)…
There is NOTHING even remotely resembling apartheid in Israel…period.
Egyptian border guards fatally shoot African migrant trying to get into Israel
RAFAH, Egypt – An Egyptian security official says border guards have fatally shot an African migrant and detained 16 others as they tried to cross the border into Israel.
The official says the shot migrant, whose nationality was not known, refused to surrender after guards fired warning shots south of Rafah early Sunday.
He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.
Reprinted from MSNBC
UN urges Egypt to stop shooting at migrants
Egyptian forces deliberately kill asylum seekers on Israel border, UN human rights chief says
Reprinted from YNet News
The UN human rights chief on Tuesday urged Egyptian forces to stop shooting at African migrants trying to enter Israel illegally through Egypt, after 60 were killed in the past two and a half years.
“While migrants often lose their lives accidentally when travelling in over-crowded boats, or trying to cross remote land borders, I know of no other country where so many unarmed migrants and asylum seekers appear to have been deliberately killed in this way by government forces,” Navi Pillay said.
“It is a deplorable state of affairs, and the sheer number of victims suggests that at least some Egyptian security officials have been operating a shoot-to-kill policy…60 killings can hardly be an accident.”
Most of the migrants hail from sub-Saharan Africa’s Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia, and have been heading for Israel. The latest victim was killed at the weekend, bringing the number of fatal shootings to nine in the first two months of 2010 alone.
“The Egyptian government should issue an immediate order to its security forces to ensure that firearms are used in strict compliance with international standards,” said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in a statement.
She also urged an “independent and credible inquiry into the killings.”
“There needs to be clarity about what has occurred, what policies have been applied to migrants trying to cross this border, and what specific orders have been given to security forces patrolling the area.”
Tags: african, apartheid, Egypt, israel, refugees
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The whole world talks about palestinian refugees, but what about the almost one million JEWISH refugees from Arab countries in the Middle East? who is worrying about their rights? Their compensation?…
Israeli lawmakers are seeking a law that will make compensation for Jewish refugees expelled from Arab countries after 1948 an integral part of any future peace negotiations.
Lawmakers put together a bill demanding compensation on behalf of current Jewish Israeli citizens, who were expelled from Arab countries after Israel was established in 1948, leaving behind a significant amount of valuable property.
Originally submitted almost a year ago to the Knesset, the bill passed its first hearing two weeks ago. Now various interest groups are pushing the bill with the Knesset’s 120 members before it is subjected to a second and third hearing next week.
The bill was sponsored by MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) and follows a resolution passed in the US House of Representatives in 2008, calling for refugee recognition to be extended to Jews and Christians similar to that extended to Palestinians in the course of Middle East peace talks.
Tags: israel, jews, Middle East, refugees
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