Ex-Israeli mayor claims their border wall cut illegal crossings to ZERO, sure leftists complained… but not anymore

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Former Israeli mayor David Rubin: “Everybody is happy that we don’t have illegal immigration in Israel.”

David Rubin, the former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, urged the United States to build a wall to protect its borders, saying Israelis are thrilled with their wall.

Rubin pointed out that illegal immigration was slashed to ZERO in 2017 after Israel raised the height of its wall to make it harder to climb.

Rubin said many Israelis initially complained about the wall — the same way American liberals do now — but they’re happy now because illegal immigration has vanished. “Everybody is happy that we don’t have illegal immigration in Israel,” Rubin told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Rubin, who was born and raised in the United States, has been living in Israel for the past 27 years. He slammed the over-the-top whines from leftists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who repeatedly trash President Trump and his border wall as racist.

“It’s an obscene comparison I’ve heard too many times from the left,” said Rubin, the author of “Trump and the Jews.”

“Some of the Israeli left were complaining and even accusing the Israeli government of racism, but now, nobody is complaining. Everybody is happy that we don’t have illegal immigration.”

 

Rubin said between 2010 and 2012, some 55,000 illegal immigrants came into Israel, causing an immediate spike in rapes, murders and other violent crimes:

“You have to understand, Israel is a tiny country, so 55,000 illegal immigrants in just a couple of years is a lot of illegal immigrants. And most of them settled in southern Tel Aviv.

The rapes and murders in Southern Tel Aviv skyrocketed in those few years. The Israeli government under pressure from the grassroots mainly — grassroots protests of the residents from South Tel Aviv and other towns that were being overrun by these illegal immigrants.

The Israeli government made the decision that they were going to build a wall — a high-tech steel wall — on the southern border between Egypt and Israel. It was built over the next few years. In 2016, the wall was up. In 2016, there were 11 illegal immigrants who entered Israel.

Then they raised the height of the wall an additional several feet. And in 2017, there was not one illegal immigrant that made it through the southern border into Israel.  [The wall] works.”

Trump may declare national emergency to build wall. Sounds like a great plan, but is it legal?

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a financial editor who writes about politics at BizPac Review and about business at CCN. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania who enjoys finance, flowers, and fitness. You can follow her on Twitter at @Samantha_Chang.
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