Update: South Sudan

Despite relative calm since the surge of violence in July 2016, South Sudan faces increasing tension and situations of violence that call for international attention. A surge of fighting in Malakal, the second largest city in South Sudan after Juba, killed dozens of people after rebels tried to seize control of the town. According to… Continue reading Update: South Sudan

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#JewsForRefugees: Questions at the intersection of Judaism, Israel, and the Refugee Crisis

Last week, I attended an event hosted by HIAS, the oldest international migration and refugee resettlement agency in the U.S. and the only Jewish agency that does this work. Titled #JewsForRefugees Assembly: A Jewish Call for U.S. Leadership at the UN Summit, the event was aimed at mobilizing the NYC Jewish community to call on… Continue reading #JewsForRefugees: Questions at the intersection of Judaism, Israel, and the Refugee Crisis

The Expanding Definition of Genocide Prevention

In many ways, the GenPrev world is ruled by a lot of definitions. Governments and other institutions such as the United Nations avoid labeling a conflict the “g-word” as much as possible. In fact, the only time a genocide was deemed as such while the violence was ongoing was the atrocities committed by the Sudanese… Continue reading The Expanding Definition of Genocide Prevention