These were the astonishing words uttered by Israel’s interior minister Eli Yishai in an interview recently in which he outlined the Israeli government’s view of African migrants.
This issue actually pivots on a single question: do we care about strangers? If we do, then we must strain every sinew to protect the vulnerable among their number. If we do not, then we have no right to call ourselves a compassionate nation.
The news that two gay asylum seekers fighting deportation have been given leave to stay in UK by the Supreme Court, is a welcome one.
The men, from Cameroon and Iran respectively, sought to challenge the previous government’s contention that they had no grounds for asylum as they could move “elsewhere” in their home states and [...]
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