Make fighting this part of our demonstrations for democracy and equality
Ben Gvir has assured us he has changed his spots, but not that I can tell. The burden of proof should have been with him that he changed, not with the High Court that he didn’t, that he’s still a provocateur and bigot.
The High Court, when it still had all powers, should never have permitted Israel’s minister of police to stand in elections, and to enter government.
However, don’t make this personal! We don’t care about who is a racist. Just, stop racism. Only the High Court needs to ask who’s a bigot. We need to focus on issues, not people. We don’t need heroes, saints, or villains.
With the anti-reasonableness law approved, his first, next move is to approve that foreign workers who leave Israel lose their pension rights.
This is as wicked as can be. Migrant workers after work are pushed out of Israel by law, but Ben G calls that “foreign workers usually do not stay in Israel and therefore there is no real need to pay them a pension ”
To add insult to injury, he continued: “In many cases, the foreign workers abuse the elderly and feeble.” The truth is (Racism and Antisemitism are never just sentiments or opinions but always lies) that foreign workers work very long hours for far less than the minimum wage, just because the standard of living in their home country is so low, and they save many of the sandwich generation lots of money and their sanity. Almost all of them do wonderful work, which we can’t say of most of Israel’s ministers lately.
Most Israelis with a foreign worker have someone from the Philippines. The sweetest people! To label ‘most of them’ abusers should be illegal.
Just recently, the High Court had to stop a fellow, the ‘justice’ minister, who wanted to rob migrant workers who overstayed of their rights.
His animosity ballooned when the court recently convicted him to pay the Sri Lankan foreign worker for his father the due NIS 100,000! Shameless!
Many elderly new immigrants to Israel live from pensions from abroad, including me. He does not think of making those illegal. That’s racism.
Of course, his plan would be pure theft. Pension rights are merely access to and redemption of obligatory savings to pension funds by the workers.
Besides caring for the elderly, Israel has many foreign workers risking their health and even lives in agriculture and construction. The least we can do is feel grateful toward them, pay them their dues, and honor them.
For haters of Israel who want to claim that this is typical for the Jewish State: They often do nothing about the institutionalized racism in their countries, hate both Jews and others ‘races,’ only have White friends, and ignore our opposition. In every capitalist country, there’s exploitation and racism. What redeems a country is how much the population fights this.
Make this fight part of our demonstrations for democracy = equality.