Israel's welcome now reserved only for Jews who back Netanyahu

Source: CounterPunch
by Jonathan Cook

"Israel's Law of Return is supposed to guarantee Jews around the world the right to almost instant citizenship in Israel. For that reason, the law is grossly unjust. It privileges Jewish access to Israel at the expense of the native Palestinian population, most of whom were expelled in 1948. Nonetheless, it is noteworthy that Israel, a state that invested itself with the historical mission of offering sanctuary to Jews worldwide, is increasingly applying a political test to those who arrive at its borders. Israel is denying entry not only to Arabs and would-be record breakers. And it is deporting not just those such as migrant workers and African asylum seekers who might pollute the Jewish state with non-Jewish genes. Now it is openly targeting Jews whose politics do not align with the far-right government of Netanyahu." (03/07/17)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/07/israels-welcome-now-reserved-only-for-jews-who-back-netanyahu/