Israel should take in refugees fleeing Mideast carnage, Yesh Atid lawmaker says

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 4, 2015 16:46

 
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Israel should permit a number of refugees from the Middle East who are now clamoring to reach Europe to resettle in the country, a lawmaker from the centrist Yesh Atid party said on Friday.

Elazar Stern, who is due to take a seat in the Knesset to replace the departing former education minister Shai Piron, told Army Radio on Friday that the Israeli government should allow a symbolic number of refugees into the country on humanitarian grounds, just as it did in the late 1970s when it agreed to absorb the Vietnamese "boat people."

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