Reese Witherspoon's 'The Good Lie' Features Jewish Humanitarian's Work

10/06/2014 - 20:00
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Erin Brockovich is the ultimate example of a do-gooder who inspired a film. Sasha Chanoff, the aid organizer and humanitarian who won the 2010 Charles Bronfman Prize, isn't quite at that level, but his activism also gets cinematic representation in the new movie The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon.

Detention Facility For African Migrants Ordered Shut

09/22/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the state to close the Holot detention center for African migrants.

Another Israeli 'Spy Bird' Nabbed, This Time By Sudan

12/09/2012 - 19:00

For the second time in two years, one of Israel's neighbors claims to have intercepted a spy bird deployed by Israel.

Not a satellite or drone. An actual bird.

Sudanese officials have bagged a vulture tagged with an Israeli GPS chip, labeled with “Israel Nature Service” and “Hebrew University, Jerusalem,” Yedioth Ahronoth reported. 

Sudan is located south of Israel on the Red Sea, bording Egypt and Ethiopia.

Watching like a hawk?: Foes see nature experiments as spying.

Israel Begins Repatriating South Sudanese Refugees

06/16/2012 - 20:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that a planeload of illegal migrants would be returned to South Sudan, and he called the repatriation “orderly and dignified.”

Migrants reportedly began boarding buses Sunday afternoon headed for Ben Gurion Airport where a plane load of 120 illegal migrants was scheduled to leave Sunday evening.

Obama At Holocaust Museum Pledges To Stand By Israel, Fight Atrocities

04/22/2012 - 20:00

President Obama in an address at a Holocaust remembrance event said he would "always be there for Israel" and defended his administration's record on preventing atrocities.

Obama spoke Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a few days after Holocaust Remembrance Day. Prior to his address, he took a tour of the museum guided by Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust memoirist and Nobel Peace laureate.

Stop Deportation Of Sudanese Migrants, Israeli Artists Urge

03/12/2012 - 20:00

 Israeli artists and academics have called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to prevent the deportation of refugees who came from South Sudan.

The 400 writers, authors and musicians sent a petition to the prime minister Tuesday asking him to stop the deportation, saying it would expose the refugees, many of them children, “to a raging war, hunger and disease.”

JCPA Welcomes New State in Southern Sudan

02/08/2011 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The U.S. Jewish policy umbrella welcomed the emergence of a new state in southern Sudan, but said the international community must be vigilant in bringing about a broader peace.

Witnessing The Liberation Of Slaves In Sudan

01/24/2011 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

On Jan. 15, the people of southern Sudan completed a weeklong vote that will likely break Sudan, Africa’s largest country, in two. Why?

Our Walls Bear Witness: Sudan at the Crossroads

Images of Sudan trip projected on Museum walls

Last month, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington sponsored a trip to South Sudan as part of its genocide prevention efforts. The purpose of this trip was to see firsthand the dangers facing Sudanese civilians as southerners prepare to vote on a referendum that could give the South independence from the North.

The Museum is committed to raising awareness internationally about ongoing conflict and the potential for new violence in Sudan to help ensure the Sudanese people can experience a peaceful and secure future.

Jewish Groups Praise Obama on Sudan

10/03/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- Jewish groups praised President Obama for focusing international attention on preventing renewed civil war in Sudan.

Obama appeared late last month at a United Nations conference on the situation in Sudan, putting the U.S. government's weight behind efforts to ensure that independence referendums take place in the sub-Saharan African country as scheduled in January.

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