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  • Israel to increase number of Ethiopian immigrants

    February 28, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Israel will increase the number of immigrants from Ethiopia for the next several months after bringing in many fewer than it had promised.

    Some 1,000 Falash Mura, Ethiopians whose ancestors converted from Judaism to Christianity, will be brought to Israel over the next four months,...

  • Berman’s Israeli investor visa bill: a small (and problematic) fix

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 15, 2012 | 7:12 pm

    This entry takes a closer look at a bill mentioned near the end of the run-down of the race in the 30th district that appears in the newest issue of the Jewish Journal.

    When Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys) introduced a bill that would allow certain Israeli entrepreneurs to apply for...

  • Israeli citizenship law: Human rights vs. demographics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 18, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    It was an important decision, and not a trivial one, when Israel’s Supreme Court upheld a law last week that prevents most non-Israeli Arabs who marry Israelis from living in Israel. The court was split almost in half: Six justices sided with the majority ruling, and five justices...

  • Ethiopian Israelis demonstrate against discrimination

    January 11, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Hundreds of Israelis of Ethiopian descent and their supporters protested in the southern Israeli community of Kiryat Malachi against housing discrimination.

    Tuesday night’s demonstration, with estimates of up to 2,500 participants, came after what the Ethiopian residents of the city...

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  • Undocumented Israeli in U.S. might face deportation

    By Ryan Torok

    December 8, 2011 | 7:28 pm

    [UPDATE: FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 11:50 A.M.]
    Landazuri’s status update on Facebook that her brother-in-law, Adi Zinder, 32-year-old undocumented Israeli native, is coming home to Los Angeles - following his year-long custody with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - has prompted...

  • Debate over aliyah erupts at Jewish Agency meeting

    November 18, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Intense debate erupted at a Jewish Agency meeting over a group of Russian Jews who want to emigrate to Israel.

    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the chairman of the agency’s Aliya and Rescue Committee, said it was shameful that a $300 million organization had failed to bring 900 would-be...

  • Toronto ‘rabbi’ arrested for immigration fraud in U.S.

    October 14, 2011 | 11:25 am

    A former lawyer who calls himself a rabbi was arrested in Toronto and faces extradition to the United States where authorities allege he ran a massive immigration fraud scheme.

    For years, the man who goes by the name Rabbi Avraham David, 47, lived the life of a rabbi, writing...

  • 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...

  • Ten years later, terrorists still using immigration loopholes

    September 6, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Terrorism and U.S. immigration policies are closely linked. We have made some progress since terrorists killed 3,000 innocent people in New York and Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, but clearly not enough.

    All 19 of the 9/11 hijackers entered the country with...

  • 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...

  • Undocumented Workers: Good for America? Good for the Jews?

    Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    July 29, 2011 | 11:47 am

    How should the American people treat a population which only has a marginal economic impact yet still manages to stimulate job growth and consumption in the country?  The presumed answer is sadly far from the reality of how America behaves towards “illegal immigrants.” They often...

  • Israel’s inclusion on terrorist watch list was a mistake

    July 6, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Israel was included erroneously on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security terrorist watch list, a U.S. official said.

    Gillian Christiansen, a spokeswoman for then U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the department, said Israel’s recent appearance on a list compiled...

  • U.S. immigration includes Israel on watch list

    July 1, 2011 | 10:49 am

    Israel is on a list compiled by U.S. immigration authorities of countries that might harbor terrorists.

    The Department of Homeland Security list of 36 nations does not fault government policies and instead recognizes the likelihood that a suspect traveler from that country might...

  • HIAS urges refugee application under renewed Lautenberg

    April 18, 2011 | 10:32 pm

    The top U.S. Jewish immigrant defense group urged potential refugee status applicants in Iran and the former Soviet Union to apply under an act just extended by Congress.

    “It is extremely important that our former HIAS clients waste no time in notifying relatives in the FSU or Iran...

  • North American immigrants lead in Israel’s nonprofit sector

    March 21, 2011 | 10:35 am

    When David Portowicz was a new immigrant to Israel from Brooklyn in the 1970s, he began research on poverty in Jaffa that would lead to his life’s work: the creation of a nonprofit organization that now serves thousands of disadvantaged children and their families.

    A doctoral...

  • Knesset committee to discuss J Street

    March 10, 2011 | 11:45 am

    An Israeli Knesset committee will hold a hearing on the activities of J Street.

    The Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Public Diplomacy Committee said Wednesday that the hearing on J Street, which calls itself a “pro-Israel, pro-peace” organization, will be held as soon as next...

  • The ABCs of immigrating to the USA

    By Cedric M. Shen

    February 15, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Immigration. 

    Rarely has such an innocuous word caused so much debate, stirred so much passion, and given so much hope, in recent times.  From 9/11, to the Great Recession, to SB 1070, to the DREAM Act - immigration issues permeate just about every facet of our lives.  I am a U.S....

  • Letters to the Editor: Immigration, Debbie Friedman, Beatrice (Bea) Mazure and San Remo

    February 2, 2011 | 1:05 pm

    Israel can’t afford to grant asylum

    Janice Kamenir-Reznik is wrong to defend illegal immigration to Israel (“Israel Must Grant Entry to Asylum Seekers,” Jan. 28). It’s not about dealing without care for “asylum” seekers. It’s about Muslims infiltrating and undermining...

  • Letters to the Editor: Debbie Friedman, The King’s Speech, Immigration

    January 19, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    Jewish Life Exists in San Gabriel, Pomona Valleys

    I was pleased to read the Jan. 7 article “University of La Verne Hires New Jewish President.” The University of La Verne is a wonderful asset for the greater Los Angeles area, and now, with Devorah A. Lieberman as the incoming...

  • When Africa Comes to Israel

    January 5, 2011 | 5:12 pm

    There is a new threat to Israel, although the people raising it are entirely innocent. The threat is represented by a growing population of African refugees, mainly escapees from the hellish dictatorships of Eritrea and Sudan, who are pouring over the Egyptian border into Israel and...

  • Groups press Senate on legalizing undocumented migrants

    December 13, 2010 | 2:19 pm

    Jewish groups urged the U.S. Senate to pass legislation that would legalize undocumented immigrants.

    The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed the DREAM Act, which offers a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States before they were 16 and...

  • Customs Kippah

    By Joel Chasnoff

    June 3, 2009 | 2:09 pm

    I flew to Toronto this morning for a stand-up gig. It’s my fourth trip to Canada in the last two years. On my three previous trips, I was stopped at Customs and forced to open my suitcase so the rubber-gloved security guys could rifle through my undergarments. I don’t know why I was...

  • Postville Jewish community struggles to survive after raid

    By Ben Harris

    November 24, 2008 | 8:06 pm

    POSTVILLE, Iowa (JTA) -- After former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin was arrested earlier this month, Rashi Raices joined several dozen members of this town's Jewish community in volunteering the equity on their homes to guarantee his return to face trial.

    All told, they...

  • Agriprocessors closed—now where’s the beef?

    By Ben Harris

    November 20, 2008 | 2:49 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)--A supermarket in New Jersey with a large kosher section has shelves nearly empty of kosher beef. In New York, a kosher steakhouse says its customers are canceling reservations because choice cuts aren't always available. And the nation's largest kosher meat producer,...
  • Three (financial) reasons to make aliyah

    By Shira Kaplan

    November 6, 2008 | 11:29 pm

    When my old Harvard friend Ronnie and I decided to meet after many years, the first place that came to mind was the Brasserie. Located just across from Rabin's Square, the Brasserie is one of the most chic, sophisticated places to eat out in Tel Aviv.

    The French-Italian cuisine it...

  • Rubashkin son arrested, Agriprocessors fined $10 million in kosher slaughterhouse probe

    October 30, 2008 | 8:47 pm

    POSTVILLE, IOWA (JTA) -- The former manager of Agriprocessors was arrested today on charges related to the hiring of illegal workers.

    Sholom Rubashkin, 49, was arrested by immigration officials and was due to appear in federal court later today.

    Documents filed with the court...
  • Iowa files 9000 charges against Agriprocessors, OU threatens to remove Kosher cert

    September 9, 2008 | 4:55 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Following the filing of criminal charges against owners of the kosher meat producer Agriprocessors, the Orthodox Union says it will withdraw its kosher certification of the company within two weeks unless new management is hired.

    “Within the coming days, or lets say a...

  • PETA says Agriprocessors misled rabbis about slaughter procedures [VIDEO]

    By Ben Harris

    September 5, 2008 | 6:43 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—An undercover video shot at the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant in Postville, Iowa, is prompting new claims that the company engages in inhumane slaughter and that it misled a delegation of Orthodox rabbis who visited the plant in July.

    The video, shot undercover...

  • Agriprocessors rebukes Obama, Israel sends flood aid to Ukraine

    August 28, 2008 | 12:15 am

    Agri Rebukes Obama Over Criticism

    Nathan Lewin, who is representing the largest kosher meat producer in the United States, in a statement released early Tuesday wondered whether Barack Obama had weighed the evidence in the case or considered the company's repeated denials.

    On...

  • Final aliyah flight leaves Ethiopia for Israel, U.S. revokes Fulbright winners’ visas

    August 6, 2008 | 1:30 am

    Last Ethiopian Airlift Heads to Israel

    The last official airlift of Ethiopian Jews was scheduled to land in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, bringing to an end a state-organized campaign that began nearly 30 years ago and brought in some 120,000 immigrants from the east African nation.

    The...

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