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  • The real story of immigration in the Dominican Republic

    August 14, 2015 | 11:38 am

    Recently, Ruth Messinger wrote an op-ed about the immigration and citizenship policies of the Dominican Republic and how they affect people of Haitian descent.  

    While I  agree with Ms. Messinger that we should care for and support those of Haitian descent in the Dominican...

  • Response to Ruth Messinger

    August 14, 2015 | 11:30 am

    I have just read the article posted by Ruth Messinger titled “American Jews Must Speak out for Haitians in the Dominican Republic”. It is obvious that Ms. Messinger has never been to the Dominican Republic, knows nothing about the Dominican Republic and is totally ignorant on the...

  • American Jews must speak out for Haitians in Dominican Republic

    July 28, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    Fewer than 800 miles from our shores, a deeply disturbing crisis is unfolding as tens of thousands of citizens of the Dominican Republic face deportation from their country simply because of their heritage.

    Tragically, people of Haitian descent who were born in the Dominican...

  • Michael Oren wanted Obama to credit Israeli rescuers in Haiti — before they arrived

    July 1, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    UPDATE: This version of a blog post JTA sent yesterday updates with an interview with Amos Radian, who at the time was the Israeli ambassador to the Dominican Republic with responsibility for Haiti. Radian, now retired, arrived in Haiti overland with a security guard on Wednesday,...

  • As Nigeria is declared formally free of Ebola, Israel preps for domestic readiness

    October 21, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    Israeli officials welcomed the World Health Organization announcement on Oct. 20 that Nigeria has been declared formally free of Ebola following six weeks with no new cases of the deadly virus.

    “This is an important development for Nigeria and highlights their swift and effective...

  • Haiti legacy project recognizes U.S. anti-Semitism envoy

    August 11, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department envoy on anti-Semitism, was recognized for her work by the Haiti Jewish Refugee Legacy Project.

    Rosenthal received the project’s Tikkun Olam Award for her efforts to combat hate and intolerance.

    The award, which Rosenthal received on Aug. 3,...

  • Christian charity in Haiti is the Jewish thing to do

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    January 19, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    Dona is a 14-year-old boy in Port-au-Prince. When his mother was pregnant with him, she hid in fear from his father. In time, he found her and insisted she have an abortion. She refused. They fought, and she ran. 

    After Dona was born, his father eventually found them both and beat...

  • Webcasts: IDF’s Dr. Merin discusses Israel’s support for Haitian earthquake victims

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 21, 2010 | 11:43 am

    Yesterday during my visit to Chicago I had a chance to hear Dr. Ofer Merin, Chief of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Field Hospitals speak about Israel’s rescue and relief mission to aid victims of Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake.  His story is not just remarkable because of the...

  • Israel’s Haitian Tent Hospital Boosts IDF Image

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 11, 2010 | 6:20 pm

    Within three days of the massive earthquake that struck Port-Au-Prince last Jan. 12, Dr. Ofer Merin and his 230-member crew comprised of army officers and medical personnel from major hospitals throughout Israel arrived in the battered Haitian city on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

  • Young Philanthropists Host Haiti Fundraiser

    By Melanie Reynard

    March 16, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    Los Angeles residents Alexis Alagem, 25, and Jackie Winnick, 27, pulled together the support of their social networks at a private back lounge of Bar 210/Plush in Beverly Hills the night of March 12, as a fundraiser for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC)...

  • Author Challenges ‘Brainy’ Jews Myth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Amy Wilentz cringes before speaking engagements involving Jews and Israel.

    "I know they're going to get a bit 'bloody,'" the journalist-author says. "I expect to get yelled at.... But I also know I'll enjoy the chance to argue."

    Wilentz, the former Jerusalem correspondent for...

  • ‘Voodoo’ Jew Finds Love, Truth in Haiti

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Madame Dread: A Tale of Love, Voodoo and Civil Strife in Haiti" by Kathie Klarreich (Nation Books).

    According to a Creole proverb, truth is like oil in water; it always comes to the surface. Kathie Klarreich's first book, a memoir of her years in Haiti, is a tale of truths --...

  • U.S. Must Refocus Democracy Building

    By Julia Fromholz

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The past few weeks have seen massive voter turnouts at two free, fair and largely peaceful elections. Yet neither election led to an inspiring outcome. Only muted hopefulness greeted Haiti's election, while the results of the Palestinian elections were outright alarming.

    These two...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Asks U.S. Egypt Help in Gaza

    The United States and Egypt want to know more about Israel's proposal for Egypt to help secure Gaza after an Israeli withdrawal.

    Dov Weisglass, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's chief of staff, and Giora Eiland, Sharon's national security...

  • Haitian Songs

    By H. Eric Schockman

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The following piece was written after a recent trip to Haiti, during which a delegation from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger was hosted by the Lambi Fund, one of MAZON'S longtime grantees.

    It starts with a song. Soft at first, then louder, like slow rolling thunder, gentle...