Netanyahu Addresses Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Map-Syria and neighbors (Illustrative)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Syrian refugee crisis Sunday, responding to a demand by opposition leader Isaac Herzog for the Jewish State to open its borders to refugees by saying  “We have conscientiously treated over a thousand wounded from the fighting in Syria, and we have helped them rebuild their lives.
But Israel is a very small country, with neither demographic nor geographic depth and, therefore, we must control our borders.” He added that Israel is cooperating with countries in Europe and Africa to extend assistance to refugees there, and pointed out that Israel has a proud history of sending humanitarian assistance to countries in need and had nothing to prove regarding its commitments along those lines. Read More

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