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The Portuguese Dreyfus The Portuguese Dreyfus
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by Kevin Zdiara | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In 1894, the Jewish Captain Alfred Dreyfus was wrongly convicted of treason by an anti-Semitic French military court.  The world remembers Dreyfus.  It should also remember the Jewish military officer Artur Carlos de Barros Basto, wrongly convicted by an anti-Semitic Portuguese military court in 1937. 
The Cush Connection The Cush Connection
Monday, July 9, 2012 by Jonathan Neumann | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

One year ago today, South Sudan declared independence.  An elated Israel officially recognized the new state the next day.  In the year since, many optimistic hopes for the Middle East and North Africa have been dashed; but in the case of South Sudan, Israel’s optimism was justified. 
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Five-Star Refuge Erica Lyons, Asian Jewish Life. The Peninsula in Hong Kong remains one of the city's finest hotels.  In the aftermath of the Second World War, however, it was a shelter for 283 Jewish refugees. 
Brothers in Arms Michele Alperin, JNS. Shut out of prestigious colleges in north-east America, Jewish academics fleeing wartime Europe found refuge in black colleges—as a forthcoming exhibit in Philadelphia reveals.
The Forgotten Refugees Michael Curtis, Gatestone Institute. Forty years ago, the United Nations admitted that Jews who fled from Arab countries are refugees. Since then, UN refugee agencies have done nothing for them.
Displaced Jews , Jerusalem Post. Israel has balked at raising the topic of Jewish refugees. But only when the Arab nations acknowledge the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees will peace be attainable.
Paralympic Pioneer Blair Thornburgh, Forward. A refugee to England from Nazi Germany, Dr. Ludwig Guttmann’s groundbreaking treatments for traumatic paraplegia provided the platform for what has become the Paralympics.