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Israel Plans to Deport African Migrants to Third Country



African Migrant Worker in Israel, Photo by Sasha Y. Kimel

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 01:10 a.m. DST, 26 June 2013 JERUSALEM, Israel – The Israeli plan to send its over 60,000 African migrants to an unidentified third country has received elicit criticism for the potential harm to the migrants. Over the past eight years, thousands of African migrants, mostly from Eritrea or Sudan, […]

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Women’s Rights in the Middle East



Two Girls, Qalqilya, West Bank, PS, Photo Courtesy of Michael Loadenthal

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 22:40 DST, 4 April 2013 A quick update of the recent rulings on women’s rights in the Gaza Strip and Saudi Arabia.  Hamas orders gender segregation in schools GAZA STRIP, Israel – Gaza’s Hamas-controlled parliament passed a law requiring separate classes in schools for boys and girls in public […]

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Israel introduces “Palestinian Only” Bus Lines



Israeli Flag, Photo by Max Nathans

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 20:10 p.m. EDT, 5 March 2013 WEST BANK, Israel – The Israeli government announced today that it is introducing two segregated bus line in the occupied West Bank. Aljazeera reports that the Transport Ministry in Israel called this move “an improvement in service.” The Transport Ministry also said that […]

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Israel Admits to Sterilizing Ethiopian Jews



Israel Denies Healthcare to Refugees, Volunteers fill the Gap, Photo by IPS Inter Press Services

Some people who read this post may believe that it is impossible for this to happen in 2010; however, I can attest to the veracity of one aspect of this story. Recently my mother attended a school sponsored event in Potomac, Maryland. Upon her arrival the hostess glanced at her and imperiously informed her that the kitchen was in the back. My mother with aplomb, informed the lady that she was attending the event on behalf of her grandson who was a student attending the school. Upon hearing this, the woman grudgingly accepted my mother’s proffered hand before stepping aside to let her pass. As my mother entered, the woman wiped her hand on her dress.

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L’Shanah Tovah 5773 | Happy New Year 2012!



Blowing the Shofar, Photo by Mayim Hayimof Torah

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:30 AM EDT, 14 September 2012 Rosh Hashanah commences on Sunday evening, 16 September 2012. It is also known as Yom ha-Din (Day of Judgement), and begins the “Ten Days of Awe” (Yomin Noraim), the “Ten Days of Turning or Repentance” or “the High Holy Days” which conclude with Yom […]

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