Israel is one of the least safest place for Jews to live in these days. A recent article (see comments for full text) in the Jerusalem Post points to the fact that Jewish immigration from the former Soviet Union to Germany is larger than to Israel:
Hundreds of thousands of Jews have flocked to Germany since 1991, when Germany modified its refugee policies to accommodate Jews fleeing anti-Semitism and economic upheaval in the FSU. Under its Contingent Refugee Act, Germany supplies Jewish immigrants with benefits including language courses, unemployment benefits, health coverage, pensions and even rent, in accordance with a State treaty administered through the Central Council of Jews in Germany meant to reflect the nation’s “historic responsibility” to make amends for its Nazi past.
Under this Act, Germany took in a total of 19,262 Jewish immigrants from the Former Soviet republics in 2002, while Israel took in 18,878.
The Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Sallai Meridor, doesn’t seem to be too excited about these news:
“The German government is enticing Jews to emigrate from the Former Soviet Union to Germany under refugee status, despite the fact that the State of Israel has already existed for over 56 years… The government of Israel must take serious steps to counter Germany since this situation drastically affects immigration to Israel.”
Meridor doesn’t like the fact the Jews are living better in Germany. Maybe this is the Zionist version of the paradox of Anti-Semitism. In any case, it is obvious that what Meridor is really talking about is demographic “problem”, a racist and alienating term for a prophecy that will fulfil itself, used by almost all Jewish politicians in Israel from Right and Left, when talking about the Palestinian-Arab minority.