Syrian refugee's website thanks Israel

From YNET news Aboud Dandachi tells Ynet about his decision to dedicate a site to stories of Israelis who help Syrian refugees and his steadfast belief that there is no reason for Israelis and Syrians to be enemies. Syrians will mark the fifth anniversary of their brutal civil war next month. Aboud Dandachi is one of millions whose lives have been completely overturned by the bloody conflict. Speaking from Istanbul, the 39-year-old high-tech professional tells Ynet about his experiences during the Syrian crisis, and about one important lesson about the country he was always taught to hate and fear. Dandachi, a Sunni Muslim, says that he was neutral when demonstrations against the Assad regim

1000+ Rabbis Sign Letter In Support of Welcoming Refugees

The following letter, signed by more than 1000 American Rabbis, was delivered by HIAS to all members of Congress on December 2, 2015. We, Rabbis from across the country, call on our elected officials to exercise moral leadership for the protection of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Since its founding, the United States has offered refuge and protection to the world’s most vulnerable. Time and time again, those refugees were Jews. Whether they were fleeing pogroms in Tzarist Russia, the horrors of the Holocaust or persecution in Soviet Russia or Iran, our relatives and friends found safety on these shores. We are therefore alarmed to see so many politicians declaring their opposition to

MFA panel hosted by Jewish Theological Seminary and cohosted by MFA and HIAS

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Realities and Responses The Jewish Theological Seminary's Henry N. and Selma S. Rapport Memorial Lecture included speakers Dr. Georgette F. Bennett, Founder and President of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and Founder of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees; Shadi Martini, Senior Syria Advisor at Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees; and Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS. To view a recording of the event, click .

A Forum on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

An event hosted by the New York Board of Rabbis in cooperation with MFA and the New York City Clergy Round Table. Shadi Martini, Senior Syria Advisor for the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, spoke to a group that included New York's top religious leaders. The forum took place at Marble Collegiate Church.

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