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Nov 5, 2018, 1:26 PM
Xenophobia and exclusion — Israel-style
Hounding asylum-seekers may be politically expedient, but it contradicts the democratic values of equality, pluralism, and the quest for justice
Oct 14, 2018, 2:36 PM
A False Perception of Stability in Eritrea Could Risk Refugees’ Lives
This past year, Israelis fought and won a battle to protect asylum seekers in our borders. Now, it's possible Eritrean asylum seekers could face a worse threat. A few months earlier in July, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked began to make...
Oct 2, 2018, 1:23 AM
Kibbutzim doing their part for asylum seekers
Despite high levels of anti-refugee sentiment in Israel, many Israelis have come forward to help 'the strangers among us'
Oct 1, 2018, 1:55 PM
How Muslim Refugees in Berlin Helped Me Celebrate Yamim Noraim
Amir Kashfi, IsraAID’s intern in Berlin, reflects on the Jewish High Holy Days while volunteering with asylum-seekers in refugee camps.
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Aug 20, 2018, 10:24 PM
I’ve Never Been There: the Book of Hours
...I’ve never been in Peking, or the Summer Palace, nor stood on the great Stone Boat to watch the rain begin on Kuen Ming Lake, the picnickers running away in the grass. But I love to hear it sung; how the waterlilies fill with...
Aug 13, 2018, 3:04 PM
Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue
Rummaging through my filing cabinet this morning, I came across a yellowed clip from the Jerusalem Post, dated May 15, 1992. “Saving Terrorist Ruled a Mitzva,” the headline reads. The article, by Judy Siegel, described how then-Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi...
Jul 30, 2018, 8:59 AM
An open letter to Rabbi Rick Jacobs
(or why I fear for the imminent demise of Tikkun Olam) Dear Rabbi Jacobs, Like you and your constituents, Tikkun Olam is something I care about deeply. Indeed I share your concerns about a world spinning out of control, and the...
Jul 27, 2018, 10:53 PM
Eritrea is still deadly to those who fled
Ayelet Shaked is wrong: the peace deal with Ethiopia does not change Israel's responsibility to asylum seekers
Jul 26, 2018, 3:36 PM
If you don’t agree with me, you are a racist!
But seriously, there are so many reasons to oppose the UN plan for asylum seekers that have nothing to do with racism
Jul 23, 2018, 11:34 AM
One-handed applause for the NY Times’ ‘Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy’
Today’s NY Times carries an interesting column by Max Fisher written in the wake of Israel’s new nationality law. For this flawed column it is very clear that the editors of the NY Times wrote the headline not the...