African migrants protest in Israel

African migrants protest in Israel

I find it puzzling that an Israeli official called the immigrants “infiltrators.” Isn’t the majority of the population of Israel from different countries? Certainly the original population is.

These asylum seekers have legitimate reasons for fleeing their countries, whereas I could get up off my seat at Starbucks right now and move there with instant citizenship. I have a good job, I have rights (not equal, but certainly many more then in other countries), and yet somehow I would not be considered an “infiltrator” for living there.