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Next Time Israelis Talk About a World That Closed Its Gates to Refugees



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Never again. The world stood idly by. Like sheep to the slaughter. The world closed its gates to Jewish refugees. These and other emotion-evoking slogans will again feature in the next Holocaust Remembrance Day. Politicians, public figures and intellectuals will focus on that part of history, ignoring the disgraceful conduct of their country during these very days.

On the one hand, the world closed its gates to Jewish refugees during the Holocaust, which is why Israel cannot do something similar now.

On the other hand, with all due respect to solidarity and humane values, the state cannot absorb hundreds of thousands of non-Jews. After all, we established this country as a haven for Jews, and if we let all these Ukrainians in, what will become of us? A nation like any other nation? A state like all other states? Haven’t the Jewish people suffered enough?

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