Israel’s cabinet approved a plan to deport nearly 40,000 migrants to an unknown but agreed-upon African country. Uganda denies that it struck a deal.
The legislation offers asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea a choice of being locked up in prison or to agree to be deported to Rwanda.
Israel’s Interior Minister has proposed allowing illegal immigrants to be deported without their consent, contradicting the Supreme Court.
It is time for people of conscience to come together and, in the words of Langston Hughes, “bring back our mighty dream again.”
Amid fears that Muslim refugees’ arrival to Germany may cause problems for local Jews, the American Jewish Committee in Berlin called for a national summit on ways to combat anti-democratic values among the newcomers.
Edward Serotta was headed home after a lovely evening with friends in Vienna. Then a little girl named Halla grabbed his hand — and brought him face-to-face with Europe’s spreading refugee crisis.
Britain has so far avoided much direct contact with the thousands of migrants thronging Europe. Rachel Lasserson says British Jews must change that by opening their doors to the refugees.
Citing Switzerland’s refusal to take in greater numbers of Jews during the Holocaust, the president of its Federation of Jewish Communities urged his government to take in migrants from the Middle East.
He said he was from Damascus. Camped out two flights below, speaking a mix of French and Arabic, he wasn’t hard to understand.
A leading U.S. Congressional opponent to allowing Syrian refugees into the United States said that Middle Eastern nations have “more room” to take in the huge wave of people fleeing their war-torn homeland.