Compare and contrast: Syrian refugees and Palestinian refugees

The Refugee Shell Game…

Anne's Opinions

As you read this Europe is being flooded with tens of thousands of refugees from Syria (and also from Africa and other places in the Middle East).  The Europeans seem at a loss to know what to do or how to handle the crisis, and I find myself in sympathy with both sides of this terrible humanitarian tragedy. There are both heart-rending and terrifying pictures and stories coming out of Europe.

Hungarian Police try to remove Syrian refugees from the train tracks

On the one hand Hungary has closed itself off to accepting any refugees but is prepared to allow them to transit through on the way to Germany, the UK and other points westwards. On the other hand, Germany has declared itself willing to take as many refugees as arrive, and provided a very friendly welcome; meanwhile Britain has agreed to accept a limited number of refugees, while…

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