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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. 
Deportation Dilemmas Deportation Dilemmas
Thursday, June 28, 2012 by Elli Fischer | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Developed countries inevitably attract migrants in search of freedom or economic opportunity; no less inevitably, some native-born citizens react negatively, occasionally with violence, as neighborhoods change and livelihoods become threatened by the influx of cheaper labor.
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