Israel Hit With a Wave of Tourists From Georgia Applying for Asylum

As recently as 2013, only four Georgians sought asylum in Israel. But the number grew to more than 700 last year, while this year the figure has swelled to about 5,505.

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Increasing numbers of people from the Caucasus Mountains republic of Georgia are entering Israel as tourists and then applying for asylum or staying in the country illegally, according to Israel’s Population,...