Yet another Which-Side-Is-Obama-On Alert. And will there be any attempt at all to determine whether or not these “refugees” have ties to jihadist groups, to say nothing of jihadist assumptions and beliefs? What do you think?
“US to Re-Settle 1,350 “˜PA Refugees” from Iraq,” by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu for Israel National News, July 8 (thanks to Neil):
The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it will grant asylum to 1,350 Arabs in Iraq who claim to have the right to live in Israel based on ancestry. The unprecedented numbers to be allowed to resettle in the United States may anger Israel, the Christian Science Monitor (CSM) reported.
Most of them lived well in Iraq under former dictator Saddam Hussein but then were thrown out of their homes after his downfall. They were targeted since the American invasion of the country and have been living near the border with Syria….
The Bush administration rarely accepted Arabs defined as “Palestinian refugees” in order not to irritate Israel, one diplomat told CSM. He said the Arabs will be processed as refugees from Iraq. Todd Pierce, a spokesman for the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, said that the Arabs in Iraq are not being equated with those from Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
Jordan is the only Arab country that grants citizenship to Arabs who claim ancestry in Israel but has not allowed Arabs to enter from Iraq, according to Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington….
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