I know it's tempting to point out the hypocrisy in the recent 'nativist' protests in Israel. After all, Jews as a group, and organized Jewry in this country, have been among the most avid promoters of mass immigration, multiculturalism, and 'diversity' in the Western world.
The 'respectable' right loves to call political opponents 'racist' and ends up essentially arguing for political correctness and multiculturalism by doing so.
Can we call out the hypocrisy of this nativist sentiment in Israel without reinforcing the idea that it isn't 'fair' to object to mass immigration? I can understand the schadenfreude of seeing Israel having to cope with mass Third World immigration and the inevitable problems that accompany it. But the fact is, if we condemn their 'nativism' or 'xenophobia' then we thereby accuse ourselves, which the Left is no doubt very pleased to see us doing.
This immigration crisis in Israel should be an opportunity to discuss the situation, and to point out the double standards at work: Israel for Jews, White (Christian) countries for everybody. However I highly doubt that such a discussion can take place, any more than Eric Holder's 'conversation about race' can happen in the highly charged and politically corrected atmosphere in which we live.
But I do think it's important to resist the temptation to play the race card, neocon-style.
Ethnoloyalty should be the healthy, normal situation for every people, and every country, if it is to be a country in any sense, has the right to limit immigration and to control who enters and who stays.
But we should stop letting ourselves be blackmailed into open borders and open-ended commitments to 'diversity', at the expense of our own survival.