Liberman: Public discourse impedes sending migrants home

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June 6, 2012 15:20

 
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The public discourse on migrants makes it more difficult to send them back to their home countries, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said in a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Wednesday.

“Arrangements can be made with [migrants’] home countries, even if it costs a lot of money, but it must be done quietly,” Liberman explained.

“The public atmosphere is making it more difficult to reach an arrangement,” he said, in reference to violent protests in south Tel Aviv and provocative statements by MKs.

Liberman also said that there is an “industry” paying for migrants to illegally enter Israel, and that there cannot be a solution to the problem without cooperation with Eritrea, South Sudan and other countries from which migrants traveled to Israel.

The foreign minister also made a dig at MK Arieh Eldad (National Union), saying that "anyone who thinks we can just shoot [migrants] as they cross the border is mistaken."

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