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“The Jewish state cannot sit idly by while horrific acts are taking place in a neighboring country and people are losing all that is dear to them,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.
Known for his hard-line attitude toward Arabs and other opponents of Israel, Mr. Lieberman said that despite the absence of diplomatic ties with Syria, it is Israel’s moral duty “to at least offer humanitarian aid and call on the world to put a stop to the massacre.”
When the Syrian uprising began a year ago, Israeli leaders were uncertain how to react.
On the other hand, he is a key ally of Iran who brought Tehran’s influence to the Israel border.
Over the past few months, the sentiment among government leaders and the public in Israel has tilted toward an embattled opposition.
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