I'm scratching my head on this one. One of my rabbis said today in shul that they are voting to allow non-Israeli Arabs to marry into Israel. Since their countries suck compared to Israel they are all going to do it. Meanwhile, it's next to impossible for Jews to make aliyah, even though the rabbis in America tell us to. Chas v'Shalom is what they say in Israel. They think we're all coming for the "great" welfare benefits, despite the good benefits we can get in the United States.
On Thursday night, not having heard this "fantastic" news about the Arabs permission to marry their third cousin and move to Israel, I was speaking with a friend about this. When I told her that it's very difficult for converts to make aliyah because they think we convert for Israel's benefits (so silly, I never heard of Israel before I was converting). Anyhow, this friend said, "everyone comes to NY for THEIR benefits."
Something here is wrong. I don't like to say this often, as I fear sounding like a Chabadnick, but, I think it's time for moshiach to come and take care of all this nonsense.