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Minister Regev says Syrian migrants should look elsewhere

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev has also decided to jump into the palaver over whether Israel should take in Syrian refugees and unsurprisingly, the woman who called African migrants a “cancer” isn’t a fan.

“I agree with what the prime minister said this morning and want to clarify — Israel is not apathetic, we take care of the injured and we are speaking with prime ministers in Africa and giving aid packages to help take care of the problem,” she says, according to news site Maariv.

“That being said, there is only one Jewish state in the world, a small state, with many complex challenges. We need to protect our borders from infiltrators and from terror, that’s our first responsibility.”

In 2012, Regev called African migrants a cancer at a rally in south Tel Aviv. She later apologized.

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