Refugee Crisis ‘Not A Tough Sell’ For Jews: Community seen at forefront of philanthropy on the Syria

In his native Aleppo, Shadi Martini, a Muslim Arab who worked as general manager of a hospital until the civil war made life too dangerous for him and his family to stay there, grew up hearing “all the bad things” about Jews and Israelis. “For us, Jews were evil.” He learned this in school, in newspapers, in children’s books. “They were something monstrous.” Martini left his homeland in 2012, settling with his family near Detroit. He has spent most of the last four years working for the rescue and resettlement of his fellow Syrian refugees. And the strongest moral and financial supporters of his humanitarian cause, he said, are American Jews. Click here to continue reading the article.

MFA Statement on the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016

STATEMENT Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees Statement on House Approval of HR 5732 – The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016 The House of Representatives passed HR 5732, The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016. This is a heartening bi-partisan demonstration of the significance of the humanitarian crisis in Syria. The bill is named after the former Syrian military photographer who defected to the opposition after documenting Assad’s torture of the Syrian people. Thousands of his war crimes photographs graphically depict the horror and suffering ongoing in Syria, and have been circulated within Congress and around the world. Among other provisions, the Caesar Bill str

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