dinsdag 26 mei 2015
Africa Stands With Israel
25th May marks Africa Day, commemorating the founding of the Organization of African Unity on May 25 1963. On this day, it is a good opportunity to remind of the African refugees living in Israel, as well as Israel relations with the black continent. Our friend, Pastor Dumisani Washington, the founder of the Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI) wrote:
"African refugees, asylum-seekers, and infiltrators have been fleeing Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia for years. Some 50,000 are living in Israel, a small nation the size of New Jersey. African refugees in Israel are treated more humanely than anywhere else they go, given not only food, shelter, clothing and medical attention but also a monthly stipend. Among the thousands of African refugees who do live in Israel are college graduates, business owners, and employees - many of whom have surpassed other Jewish immigrants including Ethiopian Jews.
There is no nation on the planet that has done more for Africa and her people than the Jewish State of Israel through endless programs of agricultural and medical help. This is why most Africans not only appreciate the Israel-Africa tie, they defend it. Happy Africa day!"
Source: Father Gabriel Naddaf - facebook