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American Jewish Community Should Speak Against Deportations in DR

In comparing and drawing parallels between the current citizenship crisis in the Dominican Republic and Jewish history, particularly in the years leading to World War II, American Jewish leaders are calling for their community to respond. According to Ruth Messinger, president of the American Jewish World Service, Jewish Americans have an obligation to speak out against the current situation in DR in order to avoid repeating history. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full article. Op-Ed: American Jews must speak out for Haitians in Dominican Republic Ruth W. Messinger, Jewish Telegraphic Agency 28 July 2015 NEW YORK (JTA) — Fewer than 800 miles from our shores, a deeply disturbing crisis is unfolding as tens of thousands of citizens of the Dominican Republic face deportation from their country simply because of their heritage. Tragically, people of Haitian descent who were born in […]

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