Ann Coulter points out that the big GOP donor Sheldon Alderson advocates immigration and amnesty in the USA, while simultanously supporting border fences and deportations in Israel:
Adelson is a big backer of amnesty, telling the Wall Street Journal: “It
would be inhumane to send those people back, to send 12 million people
out of this country. … So we’ve got to find a way, find a route for
those people to get legal citizenship.”
His newspaper, Israel Today, the largest newspaper in Israel, is wildly patriotic on immigration (and everything else). Israel Today has trumpeted the success of the 15-foot razor-wire
fence along Israel’s 140-mile border with Egypt, triumphantly noting
last August that, for the first time, “no infiltrations were recorded
from the Egyptian border, compared to 193 from the same month last
Adelson himself had suggested just such a policy to the Los Angeles
Times last year, saying he wanted to “Put a big fence around our
country.” By “our country,” he, of course, meant Israel. In America, he wants
illegal immigrants pouring across the border to provide him with an
endless supply of cheap labor.
Recently, Israel has been “rounding up” African refugees, giving them
$3,500 and plane tickets to Uganda, to encourage them to “self-deport.”
Welcome to El Al Airlines. We’re about to begin pre-boarding for
Flight 259, offering non-stop, one-way service to Kampala, Uganda. At
this time we’d like to invite our premium-plus illegal immigrants to
Wait! I thought we couldn’t “round up” any illegal immigrants! I thought “self-deportation” was a laughable idea!
The amazing thing is that Adelson’s defenders failed to grasp the damning aspect of the quote. Daniel Greenfield of FrontPage tries to defend Adelson by pointing out: “The “fence” quote refers to keeping terrorists from the Palestinian
Authority out. It certainly isn’t about migrants coming through Egypt.”
That may be, but that’s really not the problem. The problem is that when Mr. Adelson referred to his country, he was talking about Israel, not the USA. Which means that while he may be in possession of a document that says he is a citizen of the United States, he is observably not an American, as evidenced by both the policies he advocates and his own words.
The problem is not that Mr. Adelson’s critics are anti-Semitic. The problem is that Mr. Adelson is anti-American.