Israel to Africans: Go Home

While much of America’s media required smelling salts last week to revive itself from being grievously offended by a harmless wisecrack Don Rickles made about Obama, it barely noticed that Israel was ramping up efforts to detain and deport illegal African immigrants. Whether you prefer to dub the estimated 60,000 African expats currently in Israel as “migrants,” “refugees,” or “aliens,” in January the Knesset legally defined such types as “infiltrators.”