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Leave the Filipinos in Israel Alone

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The Population and Immigration Authority launched an operation, about a month ago, to encourage the “willing departure” of the Filipino community in Israel. The Authority’s Director-General, Tomer Moskowitz, realized that money is “the cheapest solution.” And indeed, the Population Authority offers Filipinos, those residing in Israel without a permit and wishing to leave the country, $1,500 per family member at departure, and $300 per month for the following year, in addition to airfare.

Moskowitz and xenophobic Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked have learned from experience. They do not mean to get enmeshed in the same criticism they drew two and half years ago for deporting children who were born in Israel to Filipino mothers, lived........

© Haaretz

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