It wasn’t only about helping a limited number of people – important though that was. It was an opportunity to enlist the vocal support of the wider Jewish community and, ultimately, influence the UK government to live up to its promises on refugee absorption.
As more than half of America’s governors vow to keep Syrian refugees out, Anne Roiphe says it’s our Jewish responsibility to show the country another way.
Will letting more refugees into Europe increase the chance of terror attacks like the one that hit Paris? The risks are real, Rex Brynen writes, but the memory of the Holocaust cautions us against focusing only on risks.
In Buitenveldert, a quiet residential area of the Dutch capital, special forces soldiers are watching over a Jewish school from inside unmarked cars.
Jewish groups hope that petitions and calls to the White House will convince the government to let in more Syrian refugees. But will it be enough?
EDITORIAL: It’s hard not to draw a direct line between America’s failure to strike Syria two years ago and the scenes of Syrians washing up on Europe’s shores today. Is it too late to overcome our isolationism?
Instead of building a wall to keep out refugees, why doesn’t Israel take practical steps — like turning the border with Jordan and Syria into a well-patrolled land corridor — to help them?
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.
Maya Paley is glad to see Jews expressing support for Syrian refugees. But isn’t that hypocritical, she asks, if we forget to advocate for the humane treatment of Israel’s African asylum seekers?