All very nice. Now please let me know when the present 50,000 “refugees” go back “Home” as planned!

(Why does Israel insist on creating its own awful demographic problem and hurrying, Hashem forbid, its demise as a Jewish State?) jsk

http://israel-commentary.org/?p=3978

The Cush Connection

(Cush – In the Bible, the oldest son of Ham, who is presented as the progenitor of the Black people.

1. An ancient region of northeast Africa where the biblical descendants of Cush settled. It is often identified with Ethiopia.
2. An ancient kingdom of Nubia in northern Sudan. It flourished from the 11th century b.c. to the 4th century a.d., when its capital fell to the Ethiopians.
) jsk

Redacted from article By Jonathan Neumann
July 9, 2012

Jewish Ideas Daily
 
One year ago today, after decades of war with the hegemonic rulers of Khartoum, South Sudan declared independence. An elated Israel officially recognized the new state the next day. In the year since, many optimistic hopes for the Middle East and North Africa have been dashed; but in the case of South Sudan, Israel’s optimism was justified. Three areas in particular continue to hold promise: bilateral relations, migration, and geopolitics.

The new country of South Sudan has taken its place squarely with the Jewish state and attacked the Arab-led conspiracy against Israel in international organizations. Israel’s interest in Africa is long-standing. Theodor Herzl himself aspired, upon fulfillment of his vision for the Jews, to assist the Africans in their ‘‘redemption.’’

As foreign minister in the 1950s and 1960s, Golda Meir championed the Jewish state’s role in the development of the continent’s newly decolonized states: “Like them, we had shaken off foreign rule; like them, we had to learn for ourselves how to reclaim the land, how to increase the yields of our crops, how to irrigate, how to raise poultry, how to live together, and how to defend ourselves.”

Israel provided Africa with military aid; it even trained Mobutu Sese Seko, the Congolese general who became that country’s president.

 Whether motivated by Jewish beliefs, socialist principles, or geopolitical ambitions, Israel nonetheless failed to secure from these states the diplomatic support in world bodies that it craved—even when it provided unconditional aid.

Africans, in part persuaded by Arab portrayals of Israel as a colonizer and in part simply under pressure from the Arab League, cut ties with the Jewish state after the Yom Kippur War. But once the Middle East peace process began to take shape in the 1980’s, and then as the Soviet Union collapsed, Israel’s ties with African states warmed again.



The establishment of South Sudan, though, offers particular opportunities for Israel. To begin with, Israel boasts a history of support for South Sudanese secession: throughout the 1960s, Israel was the primary source of moral, diplomatic, and military aid to the rebels. No surprise then, that as Juba celebrated independence as South Sudan’s new capital city, Israeli flags were ubiquitous.

One of the city’s neighborhoods is called Jerusalem, and there is a Shalom Hotel near the airport.

No surprise then, either, that Israel was among the first foreign destinations on South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s itinerary, or that Kiir intends to locate the South Sudanese embassy in Jerusalem.

While there this past December, he announced that ‘‘Israel has always supported the South Sudanese people. Without you, we would not have arisen. You struggled alongside us in order to allow the establishment of South Sudan.’’ 

Israel’s role in the South Sudanese memory may have also served to attract the many migrants who made the perilous journey through Egypt over the last few years as the civil war in Sudan reached a climax.

Now, upwards of several thousand South Sudanese are thought to be living in Israel (most of the rest of Israel’s estimated fifty thousand African migrants are Sudanese and Eritrean). But, in what could provide a model of how the process of asylum should work—migrants flee war-ravaged country, war ends, migrants return—the South Sudanese government has cooperated with Israel in an effort to bring those migrants home. (Good luck!) 

Many are hoping that their return will cement a relationship which could prove highly beneficial to Israel.

Israel can provide South Sudan with the same economic assistance it has always sought to provide African states, but South Sudan might be more willing to reciprocate, and is in a position to do so. The state has access to large oil reserves and other natural resources, and, crucially, its position upriver from Egypt and Sudan along the Nile gives it helpful leverage against those countries.



With that in mind, South Sudan fits nicely into Israel’s emerging “periphery strategy,” whereby the Jewish state seeks to cultivate friendships with those states bordering the hostile Arab world. Netanyahu’s periphery strategy is complex, incorporating more countries and more common concerns. In addition to South Sudan, with its natural resources and strategic importance, another prospective partner is seen in Cyprus. Earlier this year, Netanyahu became the first Israeli leader to visit the island, and Cyprus is considering an Israeli request to position aircraft there. The two countries have been brought together by mutual concern over Turkey’s recent belligerence, but they are also cooperating in the exploitation of immeasurably valuable natural gas reserves recently discovered offshore. 



Those two concerns are also motivating the Israeli turn to Greece. Greece, given its close relationship with Cyprus, is naturally interested in the energy reserves, but it has also completed a mutual defense agreement with Israel, conducted joint military operations with Israel, and thwarted the Freedom Flotilla II, an attempted 2011 repeat of the 2010 maritime convoy which sought to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.



Energy interests and concern over Turkey have also pushed Israel and Balkan states Bulgaria, Romania, and Serbia closer, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to Israel should be seen in part in the same light. A recent report suggested that Israel might have looked to Azerbaijan to stage an attack on Iran. Although the claim was likely nonsense, it underscored the geographical and policy range of Israel’s successful periphery drive, which stretches from Europe through Africa and Asia to India.



All this being said, South Sudan is hardly in a position of strength. Homelessness, food shortages, and disease are rampant; internal violence and external conflict continue; mortality and illiteracy rates are among the highest in the world; corruption is endemic; and human rights abuses are frequent. In short, the one-year-old country is well on its way to becoming a failed state.



But independence is nevertheless sweet, and, as President Kiir said in Israel:

“I am very moved to come to Israel and to walk on the soil of the Promised Land. As a nation that rose from dust, and as the few who fought the many, you have established a flourishing country that offers a future and economic prosperity to its children, I have come to see your success.”

One can only hope, for its own sake as well as Israel’s, that South Sudan might learn the secrets of this success.

An Obama Administration Project – Sponsoring Illegal Immigration into Israel!

(As Israel finds another way to self-destruct. This time from within)

An Obama Administration Project – Sponsoring Illegal Immigration into Israel!

KR8 Israeli Patriot
28 May 2012

In a highly disturbing piece of news over at KR8, the online magazine reports that the Obama administration is providing funds to Israel (via the UN) for every illegal African immigrant that enters the Jewish state.

The funds, quite bizarrely, are only between $1000-2000 per illegal, per month, not enough to cover food let alone rent and food. However, in what is being seen as the likely incentive for carrying out this migratory sabotage of the Jewish state, is the fact that these funds are being split, with a portion of it going to unnamed sources at various stages of the transfer, from its way from the US to Israel.

In other words, considering that hundreds of illegals penetrate Israel’s borders daily, someone is profiting from this venture handsomely.

What is fairly well known is that the police bring the ‘refugees’ from the Egypt/Israel border, right up, all the way to south Tel Aviv, the central bus station. But that’s not all. What else is now coming to light, is that with these funds, these illegals are somehow opening businesses and will soon start their own newspaper!

There is further testimony in the audio interview in which it is alleged government inspectors frequently close down illegal Jewish-owned businesses, but not the illegal businesses belonging to the illegal immigrants. This financial improbability of all this likely hints towards further sources of funding, which as yet are undetected.

There is more at the link if you read Hebrew. The rest of the article posits theories about South Sudan’s president, Abdel Wahid al-Nu, establishing an office in Tel Aviv and Israel’s involvement with the liberation of South Sudan. Whether there is any connection to a bigger picture, and if there is a big part of the puzzle we don’t yet know, what is clear is that this volume of immigration is unsustainable for Israel, not only economically, but culturally too, as the poor neighborhood of Hatikva, south Tel Aviv, is decimated by crime and ghettoization.

Once again we have ample proof of the government not acting in the best interests of the people, and are exploiting them for their own gain. These funds run into many millions of dollars per year.

In fact, Israelis are no pushovers when it comes to foreign invasions, and most citizens are ex-military. Last week during large protests violence erupted as a mini-civil war seems to be nearing (incidentally, the article almost seems to have been written according to the Alinskite rules we described in our last article on the illegals). Bibi, of course, being sensitive to the plight of the Jewish majority denounced the violent outbreaks of some of the protesters while continuing to talk about his second most favorite subject: the fence along the Israel-Egypt border – which the government has been talking about for over a year (his most favourite topic is, of course, Iran).

Why isn’t Obama giving funds to help many of Israel’s Jewish Ethiopian community to settle in? These were refugees airlifted to Israel in several high profile operations and who still face difficulty getting used to a new way of life. 

Israel cabinet communique from PM Benjamin Netanyahu


Israel cabinet communique from PM Benjamin Netanyahu

At the weekly Cabinet meeting JULY 10, 2011

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks:

“Yesterday, a new state was born, South Sudan. I hereby announce that Israel recognizes the Republic of South Sudan. We wish it success. This is a peace-seeking country and we would be pleased to cooperate with it in order to ensure its development and its prosperity. Greetings to South Sudan.

Last week, we stopped the defiant fly-in against the State of Israel. We acted methodically and successfully in a variety of spheres – diplomacy, intelligence, public security, migration control and others, in order to frustrate this provocation. And indeed the provocation was foiled. The agents provocateurs who tried to enter the State of Israel, a considerable portion of them were stopped at their points of origin, some were stopped at Ben-Gurion International Airport and some, a minority, entered the State of Israel and were detained here.

I would like to thank our many friends around the world who helped us in this matter. I also thank Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, whom I asked to coordinate the effort in Israel and who did so very well. I also thank Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Interior Minister Eli Yishai and his people. Thanks, of course, to Israel Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino and the police, and to the security forces and the Population Authority personnel. I would also like to thank all of the Government officials who worked successfully on this issue.

I would also like to make it clear that Israel will continue to
frustrate provocations and attempts to break through our borders, whether by land, sea or air.

Today, the Cabinet will decide on the demarcation of Israel’s exclusive economic zone in the Mediterranean Sea. This boundary will delineate the area in which the state enjoys exclusive economic rights, including the right to exploit the sea’s natural resources. The area that we are talking about borders on Lebanon and Cyprus to the north.

The outline that Lebanon submitted to the UN is significantly further south than the line Israel is proposing. It also conflicts with the line that we have agreed upon with Cyprus and, what is more significant in my eyes, it conflicts with the line that Lebanon itself agreed upon with Cyprus in 2007. Our goal is to determine Israel’s position regarding its maritime border, in keeping with the principles of international maritime law.

2. Prime Minister Netanyahu briefed the Cabinet on his visit to Romania and the Israel-Bulgaria inter-government meeting, and noted that both countries are interesting in developing their economic, security, technological and agricultural relations with Israel. He noted that the State of Israel’s relations with various states in the region, including Greece, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria, are moving forward in a variety of areas and added
that these countries’ common interests are creating a new axis in the region.

3. Science and Technology Minister Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz briefed the Cabinet on his recent meetings in Germany with leading scientists ˆ including Nobel laureates ˆ from around the world. He also discussed the Israeli-German scientific forum, half of whose 200 members are Israeli and half German, and noted the prestige and esteem that Israel receives in the scientific field.

4. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch briefed the Cabinet on the foiling of the fly-in this past weekend and discussed the inter-ministerial coordination and cooperation on the issue.

… Regarding the demarcation of the northern maritime boundary of the State of Israel’s coastal waters, and its exclusive economic zone, the Cabinet decided as follows:

The northern maritime boundary of the State of Israel’s coastal waters, and its exclusive economic zone, in the Mediterranean Sea is determined according to published geographic coordinates. A statement to this effect will be delivered to the UN by the accepted channels. The Foreign Minister shall have authority regarding implementation of this decision.

PM Netanyahu Meets with Greek President Karolos Papoulias
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today (Tuesday), 11.7.11, met with Greek President Karolos Papoulias and thanked him for Greece’s great help during the Carmel wildfire and in stopping the flotilla. The Prime Minister noted the deep friendship between Greece and Israel and added that bilateral economic and tourism cooperation should be strengthened and enhanced.

Regarding the flotilla, Prime Minister Netanyahu pointed out that growth in the Gaza Strip stood at 25% and that all food items were entering the Strip. “Whoever wants to free Gaza must work to free it from the Hamas regime, which acts cruelly and harshly toward minorities ˆ and those who seek peace ˆ in the Strip,” he said.

Regarding the negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, Prime Minister Netanyahu said that he was ready to sit down with the Palestinians tomorrow morning and begin direct negotiations and expressed his regrets that they were refusing.
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