Some Israeli bigots have turned African asylum seekers into scapegoats for all things wrong in their lives.
Jewish groups call them refugees, but Israel claims they are just economic migrants. Is deporting them against Israel’s values?
The government must now process refugee applications for people “with a bona fide relationship to a person or entity within the United States.”
HIAS, the Jewish immigration advocacy group, brought the challenge on behalf of Jewish Family Services of Seattle and Silicon Valley.
“These are sad times for refugees, a sad time for America,” HIAS president Mark Hetfield said.
“Anti-Semitic thinking and stereotyping are very common…even among those who emphasize that they ‘respect’ Judaism.”
“If you move forward with these plans…the name of the Jewish State and the Jewish People will be irreparably stained,” the groups wrote.
My family were refugees that came to Israel. Now the government turns away those who are.
The Chanel designer is in hot water after making controversial statements on French TV.
Posters and photographs reveal how Holocaust survivors celebrated Simchat Torah with Yiddish theater and dancing in the 1940s