Israel must welcome Syrian refugees: Labour's Herzog

Opposition Labour party leader Isaac Herzog called Saturday for Israel to take in Syrian refugees, recalling the plight of Jews who sought refuge from past conflicts. “Our people has experienced first-hand the silence of the world and cannot be indifferent in the face of the murder and massacre raging in Syria,” Herzog posted on his Facebook page. There is already hostility in Israel toward asylum-seekers from Africa and a concerted government effort to repatriate them.

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