Open Letter to George Soros
Dear George Soros:
It has been brought to our attention that you are the gentleman behind a plan to employ millions of migrants for inexpensive labour all across Europe. Your plan for Europe to accept one million immigrants from Africa annually for labour, along with Brussels’ plan to distribute asylum seekers all across the EU, corresponds to Barbara Lerner Spectre‘s suggestion that because Europe has not learned how to become multicultural, Jews are going to be at the centre of this huge transition for Europe.
With this in mind, we would like to address the labour shortage in Israel. We are seeking funding to divert the migration flow out of Libya and various other North African nations, and for these many thousands of migrants to be redirected to Israel, where migrant leadership with help from the Israeli government and your Open Society Foundations can set up a nondenominational institute for migrant learning in Haifa. We suggest the newly established organization be called the “Institute for Immigrant Studies in Israel”, with the prefix “Paideia”. Paideia, in Greek, refers to “the rearing and education of the ideal member of the polis”, who will be resettling in Israel from Africa.
Although many thousands of immigrants coming into Israel will be resented initially because of their immigrant status, we feel this will only be temporary, as Israel experiences profound and permanent positive changes to its social cohesiveness and structure. We believe that there exists anti-immigrantism in Israel because Israel has not yet learned how to be a fully multicultural country. It is expected that immigrants to Israel, with the assistance of the Paideia Institute for Immigrant Studies in Israel, will become a fundamental part of Israel’s coming transition. This transition must take place. Israel must realize it is not going to be the monolithic society it once was for the last 70 years. Immigrants are going to be at the centre of this huge transformation as Israel goes into its fully multicultural mode. Unless this transformation takes place, Israel will not survive.
Considering the many thousands of serendipitous immigrants enriching various European nations in recent years, we would like to suggest a mandatory migrant resettlement quota for the state of Israel, in the expansive and generous spirit of Ms. Spectre. Given the arbitrary land border between Africa and Israel, we propose that the George Soros Open Society Foundations and the Israeli government commence funding the transport of 100,000 African migrants per year for the next 20 years. It is also proposed that your Open Society Initiative for Europe finance a new initiative to be called the “Open Society Initiative for Israel”, in keeping with your Open Society Foundations’ goals. Consider the new initiative a mitzvah: an African aliyah of sorts, since Africans are stated by an ever increasing number of credible historians and geneticists to have been the original Israelites of the Torah.
We fully understand your dire diagnosis. For the past decade, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong with Israel. You are correct to think that Israel is already in the midst of an existential crisis, and that what comes next will test whether the already fragile collective can stay together. In order to expedite the cultural enrichment of demographically beleaguered Israel, we urgently request that the Paideia Institute for Immigrant Studies in Israel and the Open Society Initiative for Israel be immediately established and funded, to begin training immigrants from the shores of Libya and elsewhere in North Africa upon their arrival at the Israeli port of Haifa.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused you of funding a widespread campaign against the Israeli government’s plan to deport African migrants and asylum seekers in Israel. This is one more good reason to set up both the Paideia Institute for Immigrant Studies in Israel and the Open Society Initiative for Israel: to assist Israeli citizens in getting over their anti-immigrantism. We know your foundations actively seek “new opportunities for reforming migration governance at the global level, whether through the existing multi-lateral system, or by bringing together a range of actors to think more innovatively about migration”, and thus strongly urge you to extend this initiative immediately to the state of Israel.
Although there have been serious and justified concerns that a sudden influx of uncontrolled immigration to Israel will cause Israeli citizens in their everyday lives to suffer, to be induced to panic, to fear risks to their safety in public and a rapid increase in serious crime, we feel that the people of Israel are resilient and will eventually get over it. Consider Henry Kissinger’s adage that “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” Recall that it was Henry Kissinger who signed the Israel–United States Memorandum of Understanding in 1975 that subsequently allowed Israel’s high-tech sector to dominate the world. There should be ample employment opportunities in Israel for arriving immigrants. Taking to heart your comment that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open her country’s doors wide to refugees constitutes “an inspiring gesture”, we feel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to allow 100,000 African immigrants into Israel per year will be just as inspiring.
Let My People Go (to Tel Aviv-Yafo) – Paul Robeson
Israelites – Desmond Dekker