by Akiva at Mystical Paths
I've mentioned in the past the secular fear, specifically among the power elites, of being overrun by the unwashed, ignorant, medieval, religious Jews. One of their efforts to prevent this has been maximizing the Law of Return's provision that intentionally matches the Nazi law defining a Jew as a person of Jewish blood, up to 3 generations distant on either side.
10 years before the Israeli power elites turned to this provision to draw massive numbers of non-Jews into Israel from former Soviet countries, the Lubavitcher Rebbe pushed hard to have the law changed in line with halacha, which defines anyone with a Jewish mother (religious or not) as Jewish. Why? Maybe to prevent this...
Ten teenagers from Petach Tikva were arrested recently on suspicion of membership in a local neo-Nazi cell... The cell performed cruel attacks on innocent by-standers, including minorities such as gays, foreign workers, and homeless people, as well as men wearing kippot. All but one of the group members are non-Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union, who arrived in Israel via the law of return. The last member is a temporary resident of the State. - YnetNews
This last line should say, "who's families were enticed to immigrate to Israel with large monetary benefits and promises of tremendously improved economic conditions." There are many wonderful Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union who are major contributors to Israel. Much of the science and technology workforce of Israel are made up of these immigrants. But as the Jewish Agency (the Sochnut Yehudit) continued to push harder and harder to draw in more Soviet immigrants, to get that religious dilution, they went way way too far.
And now there's a price to be paid. Neo-Nazi's and anti-semitism IN ISRAEL!
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