HIAS in the News

The Africans in Tel Aviv and Jewish Values

Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 13:18 pm

The Times of Israel just published an op-ed by Rabbi Dov Lipman, an educator, author, and community activist in Bet Shemesh. Citing information provided by HIAS, he discusses illegal immigration in Israel in the context of the recent violence and Jewish values, and the need for Israel to conduct Refugee Status Determination for individual asylum seekers.


Jewish organizations praise Obama on deportation deferment

Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 17:57 pm

The JTA covered the response of Jewish organizations to President Obama's executive order to stop the deportations of some undocumented youth who were brought to this country before they turned 16 and currently are under 30 years old. Mark Hetfield, HIAS' President & CEO (Interim), was quoted. The Times of Israel also picked up the story.


Local Emigres Help HIAS Tell Its Many Stories: Tales from Soviet Jews Who Settled in Bay Area

Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 17:59 pm

J. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California highlighted the stories of Bay Area émigrés and discussed HIAS' myStory site in connection with HIAS' recently published book, HIAS@130: 1+30, the Best of myStory. Yahoo Local also picked up the story.


Illicit migration -- a wakeup call Israel must heed

Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 14:13 pm

HIAS was mentioned in this Times of Israel article, in which Rabbi Ed Rettig of AJC calls for a serious public discussion of Israel's handling of illegal migrants following the anti-migrant riot in South Tel Aviv.


More U.S. groups condemn Tel Aviv anti-African migrant rioting

Posted on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

HIAS is quoted in this JTA article about the response of Jewish organizations to the recent mob violence against asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in South Tel Aviv.


A Sad Shavuot in Tel Aviv

Posted on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

In his HuffPost blog post, Mark Hetfield, HIAS' Senior VP for Policy & Programs (Interim President & CEO, as of June 1), reflects on the incongruity between the spirit of Shavuot and this week's mob violence against asylym seekers and undocumented migrants in South Tel Aviv.


Darfur refugees settle into a life of work, study

Posted on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 17:17 pm

The New Jersey Jewish News today posted a story about sixteen Darfuri refugees who are rebuilding their lives in New Jersey with the help of a grant administered through HIAS and the assistance of the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest.


Gideon Aronoff and the HIAS dilemma

Posted on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 17:16 pm

The JTA's Uriel Heilman last week interviewed Gideon Aronoff, following his announcement that he was resigning as HIAS' President & CEO.


Regina Spektor Has Piano, Will Travel

Posted on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 16:59 pm

The New York Times just published a feature on Regina Spektor that explores her musical growth from classical pianist to acclaimed singer/songwriter, and also discusses both HIAS' role in bringing her family to the United States and the benefit concert she performed for HIAS in February.


South Sudan, World's Youngest Nation, Develops Unlikely Friendship With Israel

Posted on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 17:54 pm

HIAS' Mark Hetfield was quoted in this JTA article that explores the relationship between South Sudan and Israel.


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