LETTERS
Elderly and infirm canít just pack up and leave

COLUMNIST Sandi Mann thinks we should all be getting prepared to leave the UK because of antisemitism.

But what about the elderly and infirm, the chronically sick who cannot pack up and leave?

What about them?

Will all those running our Jewish organisations that help the vulnerable just pack and up leave? Will the Jewish Fed close ó or just it hand over to non-Jews to run?

I am 62, chronically sick, unable to work, and state-dependent. How would people like me survive in Israel?

I am far better off staying here. I, like many other chronically- sick people and the elderly, have nothing to contribute to Israel. We cannot work.

Many of us have a range of medical illnesses with complex needs and disabilities. We would all be just draining Israelís precious resources. And I donít want to do that.

It is for this reason ó and this reason alone ó that I would not make aliya.

Aliya is about moving to Israel with the intention of contributing your skills and resources to the country, not about being a drain on it.

Jane-Dora Fraser,
12 Holt Farm Close,
Holt Park,
Leeds.

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