Ben-Ari hopes to bring 100 migrants to Knesset

May 28, 2012 12:59


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One hundred African migrants will visit the Knesset, according to a plan by MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) to “reveal left-wing hypocrisy.”

The National Union MK, who previously made headlines by bringing 40 Sudanese and Eritrean nationals who illegally entered the country to a swimming pool in a wealthy Tel Aviv neighborhood last summer, wrote a letter to Knesset Director-General Dan Landau asking to exercise his right as a parliamentarian to bring visitors to the Knesset.

“I turn to you in the name of residents of [poor] neighborhoods in south Tel Aviv that are bruised and abused,” Ben-Ari wrote. “As a mark of identification with these neighborhoods, I decided to invite 100 illegal infiltrators to the Knesset for an entire day.”

Ben-Ari plans to bring the migrants to the MK cafeteria, which is closed to most Knesset visitors, as well as to committee meetings. He also asked Landau to save them seats in the area of the plenum mezzanine saved for honored guests.

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