18 Jews serving in the US Congress have issued an urgent written appeal to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling on him to accept a United Nations High Commission |(UNHCR) on Refugees “deal” which would see thousands of African invaders deported from the Jewish ethnostate to western countries in Europe and North America.
The Jews were named as New York Representatives Nita Lowey, Eliot Engel, and Jerrold Nadler; Ted Deutch of Florida; Sander Levin, of Michigan; Susan Davis, Brad Sherman, Adam Schiff and Alan Lowenthal of California; Jan Schakowsky of Illinois; Lois Frankel and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida; David Cicilline of Rhode Island; Jacky Rosen of Nevada; Steve Cohen of Tennessee; Jamie Raskin of Maryland; John Yarmuth of Kentucky; and Jared Polis of Colorado.
In the letter, the Jews urged Netanyahu to reinstate the canceled UNCHR deal. The members, all Democrats, said they were “heartened” by the signing of the agreement and “disappointed” by Netanyahu’s swift decision to retract it on April 3 following pressure in Israel.
The UN deal stated that Israel would be able to send as many as 16,500 asylum seekers to western countries, including Italy, Germany, Canada and the US, while allowing a similar number to remain in Israel “until a better solution” arrives—in other words, to eventually expel all the Africans from Israel.
Israel negotiated the agreement following the collapse of a prior agreement it had with Rwanda to forcibly deport the Africans to those countries.
After canceling the UN deal, Netanyahu has signaled that he is once again examining ways of forcibly deporting asylum seekers to an unspecified “third country” in Africa – most likely Uganda.
That deal however collapsed finally this week, when the government admitted that there was “no possibility” of expulsions to Uganda.
The congressmen and congresswomen wrote Netanyahu that “in recent months, many of us have heard from constituents who care deeply about Israel and who are also gravely concerned with respect to the future of approximately 38,000 asylum seekers living in the Jewish state.”
The members added that the UN agreement “appeared to provide a long-term solution for the Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers and those concerned about the development and rehabilitation of southern Tel Aviv. However, within a few hours, we were dismayed to hear that the agreement had been suspended, then canceled, leaving the asylum seekers in a limbo with no clear next step.”
The lawmakers said they were writing as Jewish Congress members and also on behalf of their constituents. The majority of the lawmakers represent districts with substantive Jewish communities.
“While we recognize the complexities of this situation, we were disappointed by the decision to cancel Israel’s agreement with UNHCR,” the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, “and we urge you to quickly find a solution that is in the best interest of both Israel and the refugees,” the letter said.
* Meanwhile, Netanyahu has vowed to pass a new law—which will override all courts in the Jewish ethnostate—which will see the reopening of all previously concentration camps to hold the nearly 40,000 African invaders “while a new solution is found to the problem.”
In a tweet on the topic, Netanyahu said that “After several third-party countries refused to receive the infiltrators according to the conditions Israel demanded, I decided, together with Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, to immediately prepare to reopen jail facilities for infiltrators, to advance [legislation allowing the Knesset to override the High Court] so that we can operate [the prisons], and to advance other means for solving this problem.”
The Holot concentration camp was shut late last year after Netanyahu announced an agreement to deport 40,000 Africans pretending to be “asylum seekers” entered the country illegally.
According to a report in the Jerusalem-based Times of Israel, state officials told the Israeli High Court that there was “no possibility” to forcibly deport the Africans to a third country and that the existing deportation orders would be canceled.