In Israel, a rabbinical plan to hide Africans facing deportation

Inspired by sanctuary movements throughout history, a prominent rabbi in Israel has asked her peers to provide a safe haven for nearly 40,000 African sanctuary-seekers who could soon be deported by the government. Rabbi Susan Silverman, the older sister of comedian Sarah Silverman, is a Jerusalem-based community activist who was once taken into police custody for demanding that women be allowed to read from a Torah - the Hebrew Bible - at the Western Wall. read more





Israeli PM, Colombian president reaffirm security partnership

September 14, 2017, 10:50 AM (IDT) During their summit in Bogota on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation in a number of key fields including security. The two leaders first had a one-on-one meeting and then held expanded talks with several ministers. They discussed joint efforts in spheres such as innovation, cyber defense and agricultural technology. In a statement, Netanyahu said that both Israel and Colombia face the threat of radical Islamic terror from ISIS and Iran. He said Tehran is extendi read more

Meet Israel’s newest pioneers settling the Negev desert

Three years ago, 20 young families left central Israel for a new life in the northern Negev Desert near the Gaza Strip. Their seed community...

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