Refugees

I grew up with hate, but Israeli aid changed that

By Josh Jackman, December 11, 2014

A Syrian aid worker brought up to hate the Jewish state but now working with an Israeli humanitarion aid organisation says the civil war is a chance to bring the nations together.

Amin Ahmed says that by helping some of Syria's 3.1 million refugees, Israel can "change everything".

Mr Ahmed, who has helped refugees since the conflict began in 2011, said: "There are moments in history where it

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Don't reject refugee rescue, Cameron told

By Rosa Doherty, November 6, 2014

Community leaders are urging David Cameron to reverse the government's decision to end support for the rescue of refugees trying to reach Europe.

The Foreign Office has said it would not back future search-and-rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean.

A petition set up by the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCore) has received over 370 signatures asking the Pri

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Council offers haven to 50 Syrians after Succot refugee campaign

By Naomi Firsht, October 14, 2014

A London council has agreed to offer sanctuary to 50 Syrian refugees in response to a Succot-themed interfaith project.

The leader of Kingston Council, Kevin Davis, agreed to the request after 70 people, including faith leaders, called on the local authority to show compassion to refugees in UN camps in war zone areas like Syria.

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Sephardis come together for Jewish Refugee Day

By Sandy Rashty, February 20, 2014

It was a room filled with palm trees, silk tents and people from the Middle East wearing Moroccan hats, kaftan robes and dresses covered in beads and sequins.

People chatted by the meat-laden buffet, watched a troupe of belly dancers and heard Israeli actress and singer Sari Alfi perform at the hotel in central London.

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Why Jewish Refugee Day matters

By Lyn Julius, February 14, 2014

Did you know 2014 has been proclaimed the Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People? Eyes glaze at yet another demonstration of ingrained UN bias. The UN has passed more than 100 resolutions in support of Palestinian refugees. Not one resolution mentions a greater number of Jewish refugees who fled Arab countries at around the same time.

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‘Abject failure’ on Jewish refugees from Arab-lands claims

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 13, 2014

Israeli citizens who emigrated from Arab countries and their descendants will find it difficult to claim compensation for property left behind because the government failed to properly document their claims.

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Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees: Photo project is chink of light for trafficked women

By Leila Segal, January 12, 2014

The Eritrean and Ethiopian women sheltering in the refuge in Petach Tikva, central Israel, have stories so upsetting that they are difficult to relate in words.

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Open UK’s doors to Syrians, say rabbis

By Sandy Rashty, January 9, 2014

Rabbis from across the community are backing a Jewish group’s campaign to bring Syrian refugees to the UK.

Seven leading Charedi, United Synagogue and Reform ministers are among the 161 signatories to a Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCore) petition which calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to open Britain’s doors to Syrians affected by the civil war in their country.

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Helping refugees is our duty

By Gideon Sylvester, January 9, 2014

This summer, I officiated at the wedding of Sahar. She is a beautiful, brilliant and successful doctor, but life had not always been easy.

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Let Syrian refugees come to UK, says Jewish group

By Sandy Rashty, January 2, 2014

A UK-based Jewish group has backed a call to bring Syrian refugees to the UK.

Edie Friedman, head of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE), said that, after the Holocaust, the Syrian civil war “was one of the worst crises of our lifetime” .

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