Ben Eliezer: ‘No one may call another human being a cancer!” (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 05/29/12)
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The Knesset overwhelmingly rejected two no confidence motions filed
by the opposition citing the Netanyahu government´s "failure in
political, economic and social" matters.
One no confidence motion was jointly put forward by the Arab parties,
while Labor and Meretz put forward a separate – albeit nearly
identical – motion.
MK Benjamin Ben Eliezer (Labor) introduced the Labor-Meretz motion
with a fusillade of criticism for Likud and nationalist MKs who spoke
at a rally in the south Tel Aviv neighborhood of HaTikva demanding
Referencing his own family´s experiences in Iraq before his family
immigrated to Israel when he was 14, "They also called us a cancer! A
Jew cannot say this! The Jewish state is a human state!"
At the same time – like other left wing leaders – Ben Eliezer has
been forced to acknowledge Israel faces what Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu has termed a “national catastrophe” due to illegal
"I know the pain of the residents of southern Tel Aviv. But whose
fault is the trouble they face if not the government´s fault?!” he
"Why have we allowed these problems to gestate in these
neighborhoods? Why have we not found solutions to return things to
normal? I am not in favor of absorbing 60,000 Sudanese, but I
experienced terrible things as a child and will not tolerate them in
my Israel,” Ben Eliezer said.
He concluded, "No one may call another human being a cancer!"
Minister Limor Livnat responded on behalf of the government, telling
Ben Eliezer he was also responsible for the illegal immigration
crisis in Israel.
"If a stranger had entered the Knesset today he would have guessed
that you still sat in the government as members," she told him. "You
sat in this government and participated in forming its policies for
two years, which is two thirds of its current duration."
"This is a serious phenomenon and, as you well know, the Prime
Minister has given clear guidance to lawmakers on what is and is not
acceptable," she added.
"The Sinai border fence will be completed by the end of the year,
probably before," Livnat said, adding. "And other measures are being
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last Thursday vowed to begin
enforcing Israel’s immigration laws and deport illegal aliens in
"The problem of the illegal aliens must be solved and we will solve
it," Netanyahu said. "We will complete construction of the fence
within a few months and we will soon begin repatriating illegal
aliens back to their countries of origin."
"However," Netanyahu said in reference to violence that erupted
following a rally demanding deportations begin. "I would like to make
it clear that there is no place for either the expressions or the
actions that we witnessed last night."
"I say this to the public and the residents of Tel Aviv," he
added. "We will solve the problem and we will do so responsibly.”
During the rally, MK Danny Danon – who chairs the Knesset committee
tasked with preventing illegal immigration to Israel – declared to
the over 1,000 attendees "The state of Israel is at war with an enemy
state that has formed within Israel and has its capital in southern
MK Miri Regev – referring to rising violence in south Tel Aviv where
some 100,000 illegal aliens now live – told those assembled that
lawmakers would not allow "the cancer" of illegal immigration to
spread in Israel. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/29/12)
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