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  • Arab rifts may complicate search for Gaza truce

    July 21, 2014 | 2:31 pm

    The push for a Gaza ceasefire risks becoming mired in a regional tussle for influence between conservative Arab states and Islamist-friendly governments, with rival powers competing to take credit for a truce, analysts and some officials say.

    The main protagonists are Arab...

  • Report: Israel hit Sudan site housing missiles for Gaza

    July 21, 2014 | 10:16 am

    Israel bombed a warehouse in Sudan housing long-range missiles heading for Hamas in Gaza, an Arabic newspaper reported.

    The London-based Al-Arab quoted unnamed sources in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, as saying that Israel struck an ammunition warehouse on Friday located north...

  • Bechol Dor Va’Dor: How You Can Make a Difference this Passover

    By Maya Paley

    April 7, 2014 | 3:52 pm

    In every generation one is obligated to view oneself as though one personally came out of Egypt.” –Haggadah

    Bechol dor va dor chayav adam lir’ot et atzmo ke’ilu hu yatza mi’mitzraim.

    I sing that song every year during the Passover Seder. It has always had an effect on me,...

  • Israelis pay to send deported African kids to school in Uganda

    By Simone Wilson

    March 26, 2014 | 2:48 pm

    Among the 1,000 students who attend two brightly painted boarding schools in Kampala, Uganda, is a group of 72 South Sudanese children who speak perfect Hebrew on the playground.

    “It is unbelievable,” said Alex Gumisiriza, head of academic programs at the Trinity Schools Uganda...

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  • Leaving Israel, Africans face detention, possibly death

    By Simone Wilson

    March 11, 2014 | 5:31 pm

    “When the conflict started in the Darfur region and we came to Israel, all the people knew why,” said Yeman Adam, a 30-year-old Sudanese asylum seeker who fled to Israel in 2008. “The media was making comparisons between the Holocaust and Darfur genocide, and the Israeli government...

  • Who’s afraid of the African asylum seekers of South Tel Aviv?

    By Simone Wilson

    January 23, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    As a general rule in Tel Aviv, if your taxi driver is still gabbing about a national news event — more often than not, with a conservative slant — you can bet the topic is also trending citywide.

    And of five taxi drivers this reporter has flagged down over the past week, four...

  • ‘You’ll be free. Welcome!’: Seeking asylum

    By Simone Wilson

    January 16, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    Daniel Angosom was just 18 when he escaped a lifetime of compulsory army service in Eritrea, fleeing to Sudan through his country’s northern border. It was in Sudan, while working as a cattle herder, that Angosom — like thousands of African asylum seekers before him — was kidnapped...

  • African asylum seekers battle fear in South Tel Aviv

    By Simone Wilson

    January 16, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    Over the past two weeks, Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers have staged the largest uprising in their eight-year history in Israel.

    On Jan. 5, the first day of the protests, police estimate that more than 20,000 African asylum seekers — of the approximately 55,000 who have...

  • New Israeli detention center falls flat

    December 17, 2013 | 9:56 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    After three days of walking in the cold and snow, many of them on hunger strike, 150 African asylum seekers were forced onto buses and taken back to the new detention center in the Negev desert. The detainees say they want...

  • For African migrants in Israel, a life in legal limbo

    August 20, 2013 | 11:00 am

    Hanging by his feet in a torture cell in the Sinai Desert, Dawit Demoz knew he had only one way to escape a nearly certain death: He would have to make good on his captors’ demand of a $3,500 ransom to buy his freedom.

    Demoz, 23, tells a harrowing tale of escaping mandatory...

  • A ‘walk’ to remember

    April 18, 2013 | 2:27 pm

    With African drumming and a chorus of shofars, more than 2,000 people in purple T-shirts reading “I walk to tip the scales” gathered in Pan Pacific Park on April 14 to call attention to global injustice.

    Under overcast skies, the seventh annual Walk to End Genocide raised more...

  • Report: Israel secretly repatriated 1,000 Sudanese citizens

    February 26, 2013 | 3:54 pm

    Israel secretly repatriated at least 1,000 Sudanese citizens via a third country, an Israeli newspaper reported.

    The repatriation was done without the knowledge of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Haaretz reported Tuesday.

    Sudan is an enemy country which has vowed to...

  • Iranian warships dock in Sudan, report says

    October 29, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    Two Iranian warships docked in Sudan on Monday, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported, less than a week after Khartoum accused Israel of attacking an arms factory in the Sudanese capital.

    Two people were killed after fire broke out late on Tuesday at the Yarmouk arms factory...

  • Report: Israel hit Sudan twice in two months

    October 26, 2012 | 9:24 am

    The Israeli army has declined to comment on a report that it had launched two air strikes in Sudan over the past two months.

    Israel Radio reported that the IDF spokesperson would not respond to its query regarding a Reuters asserting that Israeli aircraft struck targets in Sudan...

  • Israeli prosecutor: Yishai’s plan to deport migrants not approved

    October 25, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    Israel's state prosecutor, saying the government has not approved a plan to arrest Sudanese asylum seekers, rejected a petition by Israeli human rights organizations to prevent its implementation.

    "So far, no order has been issued to detain the infiltrators from Sudan," the State...

  • Sudan threatens to ‘strike back’ at Israel

    October 25, 2012 | 9:39 am

    A Sudanese government minister threatened to strike Israel, and the country called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel, over the bombing of a weapons factory in Khartoum.

    Sudan "reserves the right to strike back at Israel," Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed...

  • Anti-American fury sweeps Middle East over film

    September 14, 2012 | 2:08 pm

    Fury about a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad tore across the Middle East after weekly prayers on Friday with protesters attacking U.S. embassies and burning American flags as the Pentagon rushed to bolster security at its missions.

    The obscure California-made film...

  • Israel’s refugee crisis: How about a Jewish response?

    June 25, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    What shall be done about the large number of non-citizens who dwell in Israel?  This question is no longer merely vexing; it is urgent, inflammatory, sometimes violent, often vulgar.

    The ger has a long and detailed history in Jewish texts and thought.  Its conventional translation...

  • Holocaust scholars urge Obama to sanction countries hosting Bashir

    June 18, 2012 | 11:29 am

    A group of 70 Holocaust scholars have sent a letter urging the Obama administration support a congressional amendment that would halt U.S. foreign assistance to countries that host visits for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

    The letter, sent June 14 and addressed to...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Flame computer bug may have been released by Israel, minister says

    May 29, 2012 | 9:17 am

    A computer virus attacking computers in Iran and the West Bank may have been created with Israeli involvement, a government minister hinted.

    Israeli vice prime minister Moshe Ya’alon said in an interview Tuesday on Israel Radio that “Anyone who sees the Iranian threat as a...

  • Car blast in E. Sudan, Khartoum points to Israel

    May 22, 2012 | 12:05 pm

    One person was killed when a car exploded in the eastern Sudanese city of Port Sudan on Tuesday in what the government said resembled a blast last year that it blamed on an Israeli missile strike.

    An Israeli government spokesman declined to comment on the explosion in Sudan’s east,...

  • South Sudan, world’s youngest nation, develops unlikely friendship with Israel

    May 17, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    This city in the world’s newest country is not your typical Arabic-speaking capital.

    For one thing, most of the city’s inhabitants are Christian. For another, the Israeli flag is ubiquitous here.

    Miniature Israeli flags hang from car windshields and flutter at roadside stalls,...

  • South Sudanese migrants in Israel get reprieve

    March 29, 2012 | 5:52 pm

    South Sudanese migrants will not be forced to leave Israel by the end of the month as planned.

    On Thursday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry recommended that the refugees be permitted to remain in Israel for another six months after the Jerusalem District Court issued an injunction...

  • Two rabbis join George Clooney in protest of Sudanese government

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 15, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    In the ceaseless work of repairing the world, George Clooney will rub shoulders with two activist rabbis, who will join him tomorrow at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington to protest the Sudanese government’s blockade of food and humanitarian aid to endangered citizens.

    The actor has...

  • Jewish groups urge White House to act on Sudan

    January 31, 2012 | 3:53 pm

    Jewish leaders delivered a letter to the White House urging action to allow food to reach hundreds of thousands of people facing starvation in Sudan’s border regions.

    Ruth Messinger, the president of the American Jewish World Service, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, the president of the...

  • Sudanese media accuses Israel of attacking convoy

    December 26, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Israel’s Air Force allegedly attacked weapons convoys traveling from Sudan to the Gaza Strip, Sudanese media reported.

    The two convoys reportedly were smuggling Iranian weapons to Gaza earlier this month when they were hit by war planes. At least two people were killed and several...

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