Israel Is Kicking 40,000 African Migrants Out Of The Country
In defiance of the Word of God, Netanyahu declares “Get out or go to jail.”
You can judge the soul of a nation by how they treat the least amongst them.
To ring in the New Year, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up an anti immigration campaign with a threat to the more than 60,000 migrants in the country.
“The infiltrators have a clear choice — cooperate with us and leave voluntarily, respectably, humanely and legally, or we will have to use other tools at our disposal, which are also according to law.” — Benjamin Netanyahu
Most of the migrants (who he refers to as infiltrators?!) arrived in Israel from Sudan and Eritrea after crossing out of Egypt ironically. Of those who arrive, less than 1 percent are granted legal status. And that 1 percent is subject to tax rules that allow their employers to put part their salary in a fund which the immigrant can access only if they leave Israel.
This is just the latest in a years-long pattern of abuse and racism that Black immigrants have suffered at the hands of Israelis. From the death of Haftom Zarhum — an African man from Eritrea who was lynched and killed by an angry Israeli mob — to the thousands held in subhuman desert detention camps, the soul of Israel is on display for the world to see.
Israel’s Immigration Policy Is In Direct Conflict With The Word Of God
What strikes me the most about Israel’s behavior towards its immigrants is the fact that for centuries Jews were immigrants themselves. Whether forced out of their homelands or migrating in pursuit of better opportunities, few groups of people can relate to the struggles faced by displaced people like Jews.
But instead of empathizing with people in their historical position, Jews in Israel are behaving like those who they fled from.
In two of the Five Books of Moses (Chumash), these commandments were given to the Jews:
Exodus 12:49 and Leviticus 24:22 — “There shall be one law for the native and for the alien who resides among you.”
Exodus 22:21 — Moses gives God’s law: “You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.”
Leviticus 19:9–10 and 23:22 — Moses gives God’s law: “You shall not strip your vineyards bare…leave them for the poor and the alien.”
Leviticus 19:33–34 and 24:22 — When the alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”
Leviticus 24:23 — Moses receives God’s law: “With me you are but aliens and tenants.”
Numbers 9:14 and 15:15–16 — “…you shall have one statute for both the resident alien and the native.”
Numbers 35 and Joshua 20 — The Lord instructs Moses to give cities of refuge to the Levites so that when the Israelites must flee into Canaan they may have cities of refuge given to them.
Deuteronomy 1:16 — “Give the members of your community a fair hearing, and judge rightly between one person and another, whether citizen or resident alien.”
Deuteronomy 6:10–13 — The people of Israel are made aware that the land had come to them as a gift from God and they were to remember that they were once aliens.
Deuteronomy 10:18–19 — “For the Lord your God…loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
Deuteronomy 14:28–29 and 26:12–13 — Tithing was begun, in part, for resident aliens.
Deuteronomy 24:14 — “You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy laborers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land…”
My question is simple; how can the Jewish State of Israel be of the word of God while treating “the alien who resides among you” with scorn? Are the leaders of the State of Israel people of God or puppets of some other agenda?