No Longer the Stranger: Responding to Sudan's Refugees in Israel

By Yosef-Israel Abramowitz

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2007

The author describes the State of Israel's highly disappointing response to Sudanese refugees, in which it demonstrates incompetence or cruelty. Although the Torah reminds us 36 times to remember that we were strangers in the land of Egypt, we are no longer strangers; we deny refuge to desperate Sudanese refugees who pay Bedouin smugglers to slip them under the fence along the Sinai-Negev border between Egypt and Israel.

Topic: Morality, Genocide, Ethics, Statehood, Jewish Text, Bedouins, Refugees, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.38/no.644

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Darfur, Sudan , Israel

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Abramowitz, Yosef-Israel. No Longer the Stranger: Responding to Sudan's Refugees in Israel. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2007: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7101


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