January 10, 2012

Will Assad's Supporters Flee to Israel?

David Kenner, FP Passport

AP Photo

Reuters has a small, strange story today about Israeli preparations to offer refuge to members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's sect in the event that his regime falls. "We are preparing to take in Alawite refugees on the Golan Heights," said Israel Defense Forces chief Benny Gantz to a Knesset committee on Tuesday.

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TAGGED: Israel, Syria, Golan Heights, Bashar al-Assad, Alawites


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