Yes, Mark. Barak is being set up. He is a heavyweight fighter, the Kadima Party is about to fall flat. Barak has to secure the Israeli general publics approval if Labour has any chance against Likud. The Hermit Government reckons that the moderates will support him if the peace accords work. Barak can always be the scapegoat if talks fail.
U.K. is offering 4,000 resettlement spaces for Syrian refugees, UNHCR spokeswoman says (Reuters)
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