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Netanyahu: Israel Too Small, Vulnerable to Take Syrian Refugees

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Facebook.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Facebook.

New York Times – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected calls from opposition politicians for Israel to accept refugees from Syria, saying that Israel was “a very small country that lacks demographic and geographic depth.” He also said that plans to construct a fence along the eastern border with Jordan would go ahead.

The Israeli news media has been dominated in recent days by the dramatic reports and images of the migrant crisis enveloping Europe, and particularly the plight of those fleeing the civil war in Syria.

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