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Diaspora Affairs Minister Shai welcomes court ruling on Ukraine refugees

Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai attends the Jewish People's Lobby, at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on November 15, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai attends the Jewish People's Lobby, at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on November 15, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai welcomes the High Court decision to nix the cap on Ukrainian refugees entering Israel, highlighting the ideological gaps within the diverse government that fell apart last month.

“The decision of the High Court of Justice to allow the unlimited entry of Ukrainian refugees embodies our moral duty as a Jewish nation and state,” says Shai, from the left-wing Labor party, expressing a starkly different view from that of right-wing Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, who had led the policy now struck down by the court.

“From the very beginning, I have fought to allow the entry of Ukrainian refugees without… bureaucratic barriers. I welcome this decision made in favor of humanity and in line with our ethos as a people,” Shai adds.

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