"I took the decision to close Israel's southern border to infiltrators and terrorists. This is a strategic decision to secure Israel's Jewish and democratic character," Netanyahu said in a statement. Sorry Bibi, you have to choose. Either Israel is a country for all its citzens, in which case it's democratic. Or it's a country basically just for Jews, in which case it's an ethnocracy not a democracy. That's why nobody anywhere in the world recognises Israel as The Jewish State. Would you regard the US as democracy if it was The Christian State? Would you regard the UK as democracy if it was The Anglo-Saxon state? No, in both cases your mates in the ADL and AIPAC would be screaming their heads off about anti-semitism.
Monitor: Clashes near Damascus despite truce there, five killed in Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Israel to build NIS 1.5b fence along Egypt border