Israeli Political Leaders Clash Over Offering Asylum to Syrian Refugees
Israel’s politicians converged in a war of words Sunday, some against and others in support of remarks by opposition leader Isaac Herzog Saturday calling for Israel to offer asylum to Syrians fleeing from a country destroyed by continued civil war.
“Israel is not indifferent to the human tragedy of the refugees from Syria and Africa,” said Prime Minister Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting. “But, Israel is a small country, a very small country that lacks demographic and geographic depth; therefore, we must control our borders, against both illegal migrants and terrorism.
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