Refugees

Campaign to rename Jimmy Savile cafe after Paralympic founder

By Jennifer Lipman, June 7, 2013

A campaign has been launched to rename the cafe at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville in honour of the Jewish doctor who founded the Paralympics Games.

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Israel seals deal to send migrants back to Africa

By Shira Rubin, June 6, 2013

An unnamed African country has agreed to absorb the majority of Eritrean asylum seekers and labour migrants living in Israel, a senior Israeli official announced on Sunday.

The country is in East Africa, according to Israel's Army Radio.

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Time to dispel migrant myths

By Edie Friedman, May 20, 2013

In the heated debate about immigration, which seems to intensify daily and has by no means been settled by the recommendations in the Queen's Speech last week, the Jewish community can look back with pride at the number of Jewish migrants who came to Britain and made an enormous contribution to this country.

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Immigrant problem? We should be flattered they choose the UK

By Jennifer Lipman, May 19, 2013

The British should be flattered that so many refugees and immigrants want to settle in the UK. That is the view of one of the country’s best-loved children’s authors, seven decades after she herself found refuge from the Nazis in London.

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Sculpture inspired by refugee grandfather

By Jennifer Lipman, April 18, 2013

An artist whose giant sculpture of an upside-down figure was erected in central London this week, says the work was inspired by his grandfather’s experience as a Jewish refugee to the UK.

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Honour for rabbi who saved hundreds of children from Nazis

By Simon Rocker, April 11, 2013

An Orthodox rabbi who rescued hundreds of children from Nazi Europe is to be posthumously honoured as one of the British heroes of the Holocaust.

Rabbi Solomon Schonfeld will be one of those recognised at a ceremony at the Department for Communities on Monday.

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Youth campaign for Nobel Prize to go to British Schindler

By Jennifer Lipman, March 11, 2013

Campaigners are urging the Nobel Prize Committee to bestow its most important award on a British hero of the Holocaust who saved hundreds of children from almost certain death.

A petition to honour Sir Nicholas Winton , now aged 103, with the Nobel Peace Prize was launched earlier this year by pupils at a school in Prague, and has already attracted more than 173,000 signatures.

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Newcomers who built Britain’s future

By Derek Taylor, January 22, 2013

Not long ago I was talking to a social worker from Manchester. She was complaining that in her city there were families with three generations who were unemployed; grandfather, father and son. I said that wasn’t really a problem; the youngster should go where there was work and when he’d made enough money, send back for his father and grandfather.

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Israel’s other refugee question

By Lucy Newman, January 21, 2013

Last year Israeli politician Orit Zuaretz declared that in Israel “the phenomenon of the sex trade as we knew it is practically eliminated”. Her statement is reflective of a positive shift in Israeli government policy since 2006 in regards to the issue of sex trafficking.

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The clock cannot simply be turned back for Iraq's Jews

By Lyn Julius, January 10, 2013

Reading the interview with Iraqi Muslim academic Nabil al-Hadari last week, I was torn between admiration for his courage and a sense that his efforts are misdirected.

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