Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge this week to advance steps to deport asylum seekers from African countries may only add fuel to the fires, literally, of those who are harassing the migrants.
One of the favorite mementoes that Hadas Yossef, an Israeli who spent a recent week on a pro-Israel speaking tour in the New York area, took back home, was a photograph of her and other delegation members with a New York cab driver.
The cabbie, a Muslim, is black.
Yossef, 30, a native of Ethiopia, is also black.
“Are you Israeli? There are black Jews in Israel?” the cab driver asked his passengers, who were wearing “Face of Israel” hooded sweatshirts.