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May 25, 2012 10:00 pm

Political Firestorm Emerges in Israel Over African Migrants

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Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai. Photo: wiki commons.

Fox News – Recent rapes blamed on African migrants have ignited a political and emotional backlash against their ballooning numbers, with Israelis and their leaders stridently — and in an alarming new development, violently — calling for their expulsion.

Israel, bound by an international refugees treaty it ardently promoted, doesn’t seem to have that option, and the gap between rhetoric and reality threatens to send simmering social antagonisms boiling over into open conflict.

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