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  • Why I Stand with America’s Muslims Regarding Newt Gingrich and Sharia Law

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    July 15, 2016 | 1:01 pm

    Following Trump’s lead regarding not allowing Muslims into the country, according to the article “Newt Gingrich: Test every Muslim in U.S. to see if they believe in Sharia“ by CNN, this week former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said we should test Muslims to determine whether...

  • Palestinian sentenced to 18 months, deportation for U.S. immigration fraud

    March 13, 2015 | 9:09 am

    A Palestinian activist was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday for immigration fraud for failing to tell U.S. authorities that she had been imprisoned in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people.

    Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 67, also will be deported after...

  • Reform rabbis nudge ICE on deportations

    October 10, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    Reform rabbis are contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in an attempt to delay the deportation of undocumented workers.

    Rabbis Organizing Rabbis partnered with immigration advocacy organizations to ask the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to...

  • Woman battling deportation cites judge’s Jewish ties in recusal request

    July 16, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    A woman convicted in Israel in connection with a 1969 terrorist bombing filed a motion to recuse the judge presiding over her deportation case because of his Jewish community ties.

    The motion filed this week and first reported by Politico suggests that Rasmieh Yousef Odeh will...

  • Letter to Michael Oren regarding Eritrean deportations

    July 16, 2013 | 2:54 pm


    A letter of an Eritrean Asylum Seeker Jailed for a Year in Saharonim:


    "To achieve a solution or die"

    A letter dated July 2nd written by an Eritrean asylum seeker who was forced to stop the hunger strike:

    "I appreciate your caring in advance.

    There were about 176...

  • Brussels mayor apologizes for ‘42 deportations but ‘won’t pass judgment’

    September 4, 2012 | 9:18 am

    The mayor of Brussels has apologized to the Jewish community for the municipality's Holocaust-era "role" in deporting Jews, but added he would "not pass judgment."

    Speaking to a crowd of a few hundred people on Sunday at a ceremony at Brussels City Hall, Mayor Freddy Thielemans...

  • Israel moves to deport Ivory Coast migrants

    June 28, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Migrant workers from the Ivory Coast have two weeks to leave Israel before they begin being arrested and ultimately deported, Israel’s Interior Minister Eli Yishai said.

    In a message Thursday to the migrants, Yishai reportedly said, “You have two weeks to leave. Whoever does so will...

  • South Sudan officials to help coordinate deportation

    June 13, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Officials from South Sudan are set to arrive in Israel to help coordinate the deportation of up to 1,500 of its citizens.

    At least 300 South Sudanese migrants reportedly have signed voluntary departure forms indicating their willingness to be repatriated to their home country,...

  • Out of Israel, back to Africa

    June 12, 2012 | 8:46 am

    African migrants chosen for deportation from Israel were nervously awaiting a knock on the door or a tap on the shoulder on Tuesday as immigration officials rounded up hundreds for departure flights due to begin at the weekend.

    “The people are very tense. It’s pretty traumatic,”...

  • Israel rounds up African migrants for deportation

    June 11, 2012 | 11:23 am

    Israel said on Monday it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial “emergency plan” to intern and deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state.

    Israel Radio reported that dozens of Africans, mainly from South Sudan, had...

  • Jerusalem court clears way for S. Sudanese migrants’ deportation

    June 7, 2012 | 8:11 am

    A Jerusalem court ruled that Israel could deport South Sudanese migrants who entered the country illegally.

    Thursday’s decision in Jerusalem District Court was in response to an appeal by NGOs representing African migrants. The appeal was filed after Israel’s Interior Minister Eli...

  • ‘Esther the Great’ leaves Israel

    October 5, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    The long-running campaign in Israel to stop deportation of illegal foreign workers, a campaign that has zeroed in on the expulsion of children, is losing its adorable poster girl. After living in Tel Aviv with her father for nearly five years, and after being one of the stars of this...

  • Justice Dept. board upholds deportation of accused Nazi

    September 21, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    The deportation order for an accused Nazi from the Detroit area was upheld.

    The U.S. Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals on Tuesday upheld a Detroit immigration judge’s Jan. 31 decision that John (Ivan) Kalymon, 90, should be removed from the United States due to his...

  • Israeli court delays deportation of migrant worker’s child

    August 17, 2011 | 10:30 am

    An Israeli court delayed the deportation of a 4-year-old girl born in Israel to a Filipino mother.

    The Tel Aviv District Court ordered the stay Tuesday just moments before the girl and her mother were set to board an airplane to the mother’s home country. Also Tuesday, Sara...

  • Deportation order against Chicago man upheld

    February 15, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    A U.S. appeals court upheld a deportation order against a Chicago man who was stripped of his citizenship for his role in a Nazi-operated Ukrainian police unit.

    The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Monday upheld the 2007 deportation order against Osyp Firishchak, who...

  • ‘Son of Hamas’ facing deportation

    June 15, 2010 | 11:10 am

    The defenders of a man that Israel says infiltrated Hamas’ top echelons on its behalf are rallying against his deportation from the United States.

    Mosab Hassan Yousef, the eldest son of Hassan Yousef, a founder of the Palestinian terrorist group, was recruited by the Shin Bet,...

  • Pico-Robertson named a Top Ten ‘hood, Court upholds SS guard’s deportation

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    Top 10 Jewish Neighborhoods Named

    California had two neighborhoods listed among the top 10 Jewish neighborhoods in North America. North/West Berkeley and Pico-Robertson made the list compiled by Jewish Living magazine.

    The magazine, in a story written by Lisa Alcalay Klug, said...

  • Finkelstein picked up at Ben Gurion and banned from Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 24, 2008 | 4:33 am

    The image “http://www.normanfinkelstein.com/img/photos/sc/31506_santacruz_540.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

    Yesterday, I got a chuckle when I learned that Israel had denied entry to Norman Finkelstein, the son of Holocaust survivors who has made a living criticizing Israel and, recently, has been a cheerleader for terrorist organizations like Hezbollah. Good for Israel, I thought. I...

  • Briefs: Muggings mar Shabbat shalom in Pico-Robertson, ‘L.A. Eight’ case dropped

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Orthodox Rabbi, 2 Others Mugged

    For the first time since a rash of muggings in Pico-Robertson around Shavuot, three Orthodox Jews, including Rabbi Elazar Muskin of Young Israel of Century City, were held up at gunpoint on Oct. 26 as they walked home from Shabbat services.

    "It's a...

  • The wrong Zionist response to refugees

    By Larry Derfner

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's hard to escape the impression that the Olmert government is being humane to the refugees from Sudan's Darfur region for appearance's sake only. I say this because the government is being amazingly cruel to the refugees from southern Sudan, who are far more numerous than the...
  • Is a delay of justice a denial of justice?

    By Douglas Mirell

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It is not every day that a former regional president of the Anti-Defamation League rides to the rescue of alleged Palestinian terrorists. Yet that is precisely what happened on Jan. 30, when Los Angeles immigration judge Bruce J. Einhorn, in a stinging rebuke to the federal...
  • Israelis Sue Over Sept. 11 Arrests

    By Uriel Heilman

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Paul Kurzberg, an Israeli from Pardess Hanna, was in the office of his New Jersey moving company on Sept. 11, 2001, when the first plane hit the World Trade Center.

    Like many Israeli movers in the New York area, Kurzberg, who was in his late 20s, was not legally authorized to work...

  • World Briefs

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Israel: U.S. Didn't Help

    Israel denied a newspaper report that the CIA helped Israel track down a smuggled arms shipment. "This operation was purely blue and white," said a spokeswoman for the Israeli military, referring to the colors of Israel's flag. Citing unnamed U.S....