Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has plunged “leftist” Israel-supporting Jews all over the world into a major quandary with a new tweet endorsing U.S. President Donald Trump’s border wall-building plan by comparing it to Israel’s border defenses.
“President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea,” Netanyahu tweeted, coming out in support of the U.S. President, who is also a personal friend of his.
As the New Observer has repeatedly pointed out, Jewish organizations in America and around the world have all come out in support of Israel and its right to be Jewish, but have steadfastly denied the right of European nations to remain European—and in particular to have border walls to keep out invaders.
The various Jewish lobbies involved in this double standard—both in Israel and elsewhere—have until now kept silent on this obvious hypocrisy, but Netanyahu’s tweet has brought the issue into the open.
An Israeli protester against the African invasion of Israel. Such protests are common in Israel, but always ignored by the controlled media.
The clash between Israel-supporting “right-wing” and “left-wing” Jews has always been more about how best to justify Israel to a critical outside world, with the “right-wing” faction being personified by Netanyahu and his increasingly more Orthodox and radical support base, and the “left-wing” faction being personified by the Israeli Labour Party, supported in turn by outside organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League.
However, the advent of the Trump phenomenon in American politics has completely upset the previous balance between these two factions, and Netanyahu’s latest tweet is tantamount to an open declaration of war against those “left-wing” Jews who so vehemently oppose Trump.
All that Netanyahu has done, of course, is to point out the obvious: that border walls do work, and that, by implication, all those Jews in the U.S. who oppose the building of a border wall between America and Mexico while at the same time supporting Israel, are just being hypocritical.
Israel’s policy of dealing with illegal invaders is not only limited to building a wall. Israel also actively deports invaders, as Trump has also now vowed to do.
On January 26, 2017, for example, hundreds of Eritrean and Sudanese invaders held a demonstration protest outside the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem against the government’s deportation policy.
The protestors included one Reuven Avergel, the founder of the “Israeli Black Panthers,” and waved “black lives matter” posters. The court was deliberating a petition against a new government law to expand and formalize the existing practice of deporting asylum seekers to “third countries”—such as Uganda or Rwanda.