Oscar Win Highlights Plight of Africans in Israel
It seems that Isreal is the refuge of choice for many Africans escaping political persercution, poverty and death. Yet, the Israeli government is not having it. Currently, the government is in the process of deporting African migrants. In addition, they are expelling Asians whoes work visas have expired. The heartbreaker is that hundreds of children are on the list to be expelled. These African children speak Hebrew and have known no other life. At the 2011 Oscars, the plight of these African Immagrints was featured in the documentary film, "Strangers No More." This documentary represented Isreal and won the Oscar! Film makers and children advocates in Isreal are hoping the win will inspire the government to relax their rules and allow the immigrant children to remain in Isreal. In facet, Yonathan Shaham of the "Israeli Children" Foundation, said, "If they are good enough to represent Israel at the Oscars, they are good enough to remain part of the country." Let's hope the Israeli goverment can conjure up the same sentiment for the children. Prehaps they will even rise to be what God orginally called them to be. The light of the wold and a refuge for all nations!