Wednesday, July 28, 2010

News you will not find on The NYT:

Khaled Abu Toameh reports:

In many ways, these Palestinians are not different from the African immigrants who try to infiltrate Israel every day through Egypt. The immigrants come from Sudan, Ethiopia, Eretria, Nigeria and other African countries.

Like the Palestinians, the Africans are prepared to pay a lot of money to get into Israel. Egyptian traffickers charge up to $1,000 for each immigrant.

But for the African immigrants, the journey is also a very dangerous one. In the past three years, Egyptian border guards have shot and killed dozens of African men and women who tried to cross the border into Israel.

Last week a 23-year-old Sudanese man was fatally shot by Egyptian troops as he tried to enter Israel. Another four asylum-seekers were taken into custody.

While the Egyptians are killing the African immigrants, Israel is providing the lucky ones who manage to cross the border with jobs, as well as medical and social services.

True, Israel is not 100% perfect. But an African Muslim or Christian still prefers Israel to countries like Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iran. As a "refugee" from Darfour, Sudan, who now lives in Tel Aviv, explained: "I feel more secure in the Jewish state than in Sudan or any Arab or Islamic country."

For many Palestinians, it is easier to find a job in Israel and Canada than in any Arab or Islamic country, most of which impose strict travel and work restrictions on them. Palestinians cannot enter most Arab and Islamic countries without a visa.

One can understand why a Palestinian needs a visa to enter the US or any European country. But why does a Palestinian need a visa to visit his relatives in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt?

Many Palestinians from the West Bank who visit Arab countries often find themselves thrown into detention centers for weeks, months and years without trial. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Palestinians are believed to be languishing in prisons throughout the Arab world, especially in Syria and Egypt.


At 9:14 PM EDT, Blogger EscapeVelocity said...

Check this out...

Last week, Alexander Levkovsky wrote about an exhibition at London’s Museum of Science celebrating “1001 inventions” from “the golden age of Islam.”

Having some firsthand experience with frivolous handling of reality in the Islamic world (I have, after all, lived for eight years in Uzbekistan and five years in Israel), I immediately suspected that the exhibition was a collection of fairy tales, and I was right – it was indeed an attempt (funded, by the way, by British taxpayers) to lull gullible visitors with fairy tales of “great Islamic inventions”.


At 9:18 PM EDT, Blogger EscapeVelocity said...

I was reminded of Mark Steyn discussing Multiculturalism and Diversity...where he said paraphrased...

The British actually used to know something about other cultures, now with multiculturalism, you arent required to actually know anything about other cultures, as long as you feel warm and fuzzy thoughts about them....

In fact that is the preferred actually know something about other cultures and to not be critical of them, is a greater mental disorder than being a dumbed down brainwashed numpty.

At 7:30 PM EDT, Blogger EscapeVelocity said...

PS - I thought you might find this interesting. Posted on a Black Conservative website. Mind the vast majority of Black American Conservatives are pro Israel. However Black Liberals are more inclined than their white brethren to sport nasty anti Semitic minds.

ELIZABETH WRIGHT OP-ED: Ensuring That Ethnic Majority

At 2:56 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of Toameh's best posts. I just included it in my comment (awaiting moderation) at the post by a guest, Jonathan Cristol, at Walter Russell Mead's blog:
"Israel: A Model for Islamic Democracy"

because Cristol spent too much time on ACRI's issues with the tension between synagogue/Jewish and the state/democracy, and the "informal discrimination against the non-Jewish population."


At 7:15 PM EDT, Blogger EscapeVelocity said...

I thought you might be interested in this Noga...

Charlene Downes: Allegedly Pimped, Raped, Murdered by Islamic Pedophile Gang then minced into burgers and fed to kuffars

From the UK...

At 7:25 PM EDT, Blogger EscapeVelocity said...

You might also like this....this video shows how a crowd of "peace activists" are led from "War is not the Answer, Give Peace a Chance" to "No Justice, No Peace" in less than a Palestinian Activists.


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