Jewish Hypocrisy over Trump Travel Ban Ruling

Jewish Supremacists in America—including Anti-Defamation League (ADl), the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS), the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC)—have slammed the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Trump travel ban is legal as “inhumane” and “un-American” –even though their country, Israel, has a blanket ban on Muslims—and in fact any non-Jews immigrating to that country.

According to a report in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency,  the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism said the high court’s decision will cause “severe harm.”

“This is unfortunate, to say the least, and will do severe harm to those seeking refuge on our shores,” the RAC said in a tweet. “America is strongest when we are not closed off to the world.”

Mark Hetfield, the president of HIAS, said his “Jewish immigrant advocacy group was disappointed” that the justices did not explain their decision.

“We are disappointed that the Supreme Court, without explaining itself, has given the president a green light, for the time being, to discriminate against people because they are Muslims,” Hetfield said in a statement.

“We look forward to the rulings of the federal courts of appeals. HIAS and our supporters will always speak out in opposition to policies that ban people on the basis of their faith, country of birth or nationality.”

The Anti-Defamation League called the Muslim ban “plainly discriminatory, inhumane, and un-American” and noted that the decision “did not address the legal merits” of this version.

“America was built on ideals of equality, liberty, and justice,” its national director, Jonathan Greenblatt, said in a statement. “The court’s order today risks repeating the shameful times in our past when America has turned against those ideals.”

Greenblatt also said the ADL was “committed to continuing the fight against this discriminatory policy — and the bigotry and xenophobia on which it is based.”

Bend the Arc-Jewish Action, a social justice activist group said it would continue to protest the ban. “As Jews, we stand in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors and we will fight this inhumane ruling,” it said on Twitter.

All these groups are fanatically pro-Israel—but Israeli law bars Muslims from Iran, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip from entering Israel, even if they are married to Israeli citizens.

Furthermore, Israel’s immigration laws specifically bar all non-Jews—Muslims and Christians alike—from settling in Israel, all in order to preserve and maintain the majority racially-Jewish nature of that state.

Israel’s Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law 5763, was first passed by the Knesset on July 31, 2003.

That law makes citizens of Iran, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip ineligible for residency in Israel, even if they are married to an Israeli citizen.

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The law was most recently extended in June 2015 (“Controversial citizenship law that bans Palestinians married to Israelis from living in Israel extended by the Knesset,” The Independent, June 17, 2015).

The extension forbids Palestinians married to Israelis from living in Israel, or becoming Israeli citizens.

Furthermore, the law also forbids Arabs who have Israeli citizenship (those who were not forcibly expelled when Israel was created) from being allowed to bring their Palestinian spouses into Israel or obtaining Israeli citizenship for them.

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As if all this was not enough, Israeli immigration law goes even further, and specifically limits all immigration to that state to those who can prove biological—in other words, racial—Jewish descent.

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Israel’s immigration laws are controlled by the “Law of Return” of 1950, as amended in 1970, and the 1952 “Citizenship Law.”

The Law of Return grants the exclusive right of entry and settlement to people who could show Jewish ancestry, while the Citizenship law determines who can qualify for Israeli citizenship.

The Law of Return uses the same definition of Jewish ancestry as used by the Nazis in the 1936 Nuremberg Laws. This is not surprising, as the German Council of Jews helped the Nazi government draw them up in order to promote Jewish nationalism and the colonization of Palestine.

The Citizenship law describes how Jews, once they have come to Israel under the Law of Return, qualify for Israeli nationality.

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Israel also outlaws all marriages between Jews and non-Jews, and the legal loophole which allowed non-Jewish spouses to acquire Israeli citizenship through marriage outside of Israel was closed in 1999.

Clause 5 of the Citizenship Act is the only other avenue for non-Jews to obtain Israeli citizenship. This clause says that any non-Jew who wants to settle in Israel has to apply to the Interior Minister in person.

The law specifically does not give any guidelines for the making of such a decision, leaving it completely open to the minister’s personal discretion—and also making it legally unchallengeable.

Furthermore, the non-Jew must also have been living in Israel for at least five years before applying for citizenship—something which is impossible given the Law of Return.

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A briefing paper prepared by the Jewish Tel Aviv-based immigration lawyer Ari Rosenberg, says of the Clause 5 rule that the “granting of such status is at the complete discretion of the Minister of the Interior and is rather rare.”

Furthermore, the Israeli-based Jewish immigration law firm Dotan Cohen, in a dramatic understatement, says that citizenship grants to non-Jews under Clause 5 are “rare.”

The Jews therefore know very well that letting Israel be flooded with Muslims will destroy that state—and organizations such as the ADL fanatically support Israel and this political position in the Jewish homeland.

But these same Jews oppose any attempt to create a similar policy in non-Jewish countries, such as Trump has proposed for America.

In other words, Trump’s policy of barring Muslims—for which Jewish organizations in America have so strongly condemned him—are in fact mainstream law in Israel.

All of these Jews must be aware of this fact, and once again, no other conclusion is possible except to say that this is yet another deliberate hypocrisy: one law for the Jews, and another for the non-Jews.


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