The exact number of refugees really doesn't matter. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Matt C
    • 19.02.10 | 05:34 (IST)

    The committee members who say that the exact number of refugees trying to enter Israel doesn't matter are right. What matters is Israel's ability to control its border, either it can or it cannot, and if it cannot then that creates a serious vulnerability that could cause far worse problems later. The "human rights" organisations who play around with the numbers to claim that Israel shouldn't take precautions, and who accuse Israelis of "hatred of foreigners" when Israel does try to take precautions, are simply trying to bring about demographic change in Israel. They have done the exact same thing in Europe, first they low-ball the numbers, then they say that anyone who is still concerned must be "racist", or "xenophobic" or "hate" foreigners. Their real goal is to bring about demographic change in Western states, to bring an end to that country as a nation-state of its traditional majority. In Israel's case, this means ending Israel as a Jewish state. Do not listen to them.

    from the article: IDF, Netanyahu disagree on extent of refugee 'tidal wave'
    First published 01:26 19.02.10 | Last updated 02:42 19.02.10
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