Syrian refugees need not look to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for help as he seems to be the only world leader with an actual perspective on what’s happening.
At a weekly cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu said he wouldn’t allow Israel “to be submerged by a wave of illegal migrants and terrorist activists.”
The Israeli prime minister said he felt for the true migrants fleeing violence and death but his country simply cannot and won’t allow the migrants within its borders, Yahoo News reported.
“Israel is not indifferent to the human tragedy of Syrian and African refugees… but Israel is a small country — very small — without demographic or geographic depth. That is why we must control our borders,” he said.
The man Netanyahu defeated in this year’s election to retain his position as prime minister, Isaac Herzog, joined Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in demanding Israel take in the Muslim refugees.
Perhaps they forgot that Israel has been the subject of attacks from violent Muslim extremists since its inception but Netanyahu has not, and he’s slamming the door.
He took it a step further and talked about a fence Israel will build along its border with Jordan to keep more illegal immigrants out.
American Democrats, and some Republicans, could learn from him.
The prime minister received plenty of support on social media for his stance.
— DynastyCrooks (@DynastyCrooks) September 6, 2015
— holly ammon (@hollyammon) September 6, 2015
@AP :Jews letting in Syrian refugees is like inviting Satan over for dinner. Are they going to convert to Judaism or forget Golan Heights?
— Arbie Webb, Jr. (@AWJ9274) September 6, 2015
— Isabella Cohen (@seagull1973) September 7, 2015
— arthur (@sakotheAmerican) September 6, 2015
Netanyahu is right. Israel should only accept a flood of Syrian refugees if it is in the mood to commit suicide. @generativo
— Muna Kamal (@kamal_muna) September 8, 2015
Netanyahu Rejects Calls for Israel to Accept Syrian Refugees http://t.co/KQ8HZXqTce I hate Netanyahu but here he’s both pragmatic & correct.
— Bruce (@WhatMeWorry44) September 7, 2015
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