Humanitarian Aid

On Refugees, Jews Caught Between Care And Fear

As some synagogues extend hand to Syrians, questions about security loom.

09/15/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

For the past two years, the organized Jewish community has raised more than $500,000 for humanitarian groups in Jordan helping Syrian refugees there. Two weeks ago, it started helping those descending on Europe. 

Migrants and refugees line up to register after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border this week. Getty Images

Israel And Nepal: Humanitarian Concerns And Israeli Policies

05/03/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal, stories began to appear about the State of Israel sending a large medical team to the area. This is not an unusual story. Whenever natural disasters occur, Israeli experts are among the first and among the most competent on the scene.

U.S. Commits $47 Million In Humanitarian Aid For Gaza

07/21/2014 - 20:00

The United States has committed $47 million to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

The money will be for “direct humanitarian assistance,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed Monday night in Cairo at a news conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Tweeting the Flotilla Attack

Peter Beinart's essay "The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment" in The New York Review of Books argues that most of the mainstream American Jewish organizations have abandoned liberalism on the issues of the Middle East and are responsible for a generation of young Jews who hold no connection to Israel.

Palestinian members of Hamas naval police prepare for arrival of flotilla
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