Israel should take a pass on accepting Syrian refugees for many reasons

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israel Should NOT Take in Syrian Refugees
by Alexander J. Apfel (an IDF Reservist)
September 30, 2015

…Once again, Daniel Birnbaum, has adumbrated the first argument by suggesting that we, as Jews and Israelis, owe it to ourselves to receive a number of Syrian refugees into Israel. The tenets of his article are noble and they are distinctive for their desire to demonstrate that the Jewish state can serves as an example to the nations. However, there are several points made which need to be addressed. While it should not be said that any mention of the Holocaust in the same reference to the plight as others is always inappropriate, it is certainly important to ensure that the parallels drawn are valid. Indeed, any human flight en masse does not always justify comparisons to the Holocaust. READ MORE

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