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In Poland, Hadassah doctors are saving refugees' lives

At Polish clinic for Ukraine refugees, Hadassah’s doctors dispense medicine and expertise.

In Poland, Hadassah doctors are saving refugees' lives

Special rescue operation brings three bedridden refugees to Israel

Combined mission by JDC, Jewish Agency, and United Hatzalah, helps three ill Ukrainian refugees safely immigrate to Israel.

Special rescue operation brings 3 bedridden refugees to Israel

Panama Jews collect clothes for needy refugees and immigrants

Panama Jewish community mobilizes for clothing collection project for Ukraine, Ethiopia, immigrants, sends over 4 tons of clothes to Israel.

Panama Jews collect clothes for needy refugees and immigrants

Preparing for the giant refugee Passover Seder in Warsaw

Chabad Warsaw has been helping Ukrainian Jewish refugees in Poland and is preparing a large seder for them at a hotel.

Preparing for the giant refugee Passover Sederplayer

Adelson family sponsors flights of 500 Ukrainian refugees to Israel

Children of Miriam and Sheldon Adelson contribute to Unite Hatzalah's Operation Orange Wings to rescue Ukrainian refugees.

Adelsons sponsor flights of 500 Ukraine refugees to Israel

Poll: Most Israelis support 'balanced position' on Ukraine war

New poll: 34% of Israelis negatively view new wave of immigration; 35% support limiting entry to only refugees eligible to immigrate.

Poll: Most Israelis support 'balanced position' on Ukraine war

Rabbi Rafi Ostroff: Sights like the Holocaust, but there is no comparison

Rabbi Rafi Ostroff of the World Organization of Orthodox Synagogues and Communities recounts his experience helping Ukrainian refugees.

Sights like the Holocaust, but there is no comparisonplayer

A young doctor and mother is the 5,000th immigrant from Ukraine

Katia Kirplok, 29, arrived in Israel with her infant son. Her husband, brother, and mother remain back in Ukraine.

Young doctor and mother: "I feel safe and happy"

Local leader to Ukraine immigrants: 'Binyamin is your home'

Binyamin Regional Council embraces immigrants from Ukraine, holding a day of integration and tribute.

Local leader to Ukraine immigrants: 'Binyamin is your home'

Ukrainian refugees speak: 'I didn't want to leave, but it was for our safety'

NY-based VC buys mattresses, blankets, food to help refugees in Moldova.

'I didn't want to leave, but it was for our safety'

Ministers quibble: 'Only option is to set up caravans for Ukrainian refugees'

At Finance Ministry meeting, ministers debate where to house new immigrants fleeing Ukraine-Russia war. 'No option other than caravans.'

'Only option is to set up caravans for Ukrainian refugees'

'With the noise of the clapper, we suppress the voice of war'

Hungarian Jews celebrate Purim with Ukrainian refugees and demand peace with rattles.

'With the noise of the clapper, we suppress the voice of war'

Gerrer hasidim package clothes and household necessities for Ukraine refugees

Within one day, Gerrer hasidim in Ashdod collect thousands of packages of new clothes, toys, and linens for Ukraine refugees.

Haredi group prepares thousands of packages for Ukraine refugees

'I lost my son and now I lost my home'

German Rozhkov fell in battle as an IDF commander. Now Israel is bringing his father and mother to Israel from Ukraine.

'I lost my son and now I lost my home'player

Jewish orgs. call on Biden to accept Ukrainian refugees

28 organizations under Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations urge govt. to expedite acceptance of refugees.

Jewish orgs. call on Biden to accept Ukrainian refugees

Israel concerned over jump in number of Russians arriving in country

'We cannot create an immigration policy which discriminates between Russia and Ukraine,' government official says.

Israel concerned over jump in number of Russians arriving

PM Bennett: 'We'll allow Ukrainians to remain here until the danger has passed'

Israeli PM Bennett urges countrymen to warmly welcome new immigrants from war-torn Ukraine, responds to criticism of refugee policy.

'We'll allow Ukrainians to remain here until danger has passed'

Interior Min.: 'Criticism of Ukraine refugee policy is politically motivated'

'Proposed solution will preserve Israel's identity as a Jewish state,' Interior Minister Shaked tells Israel National News.

'Criticism of Ukraine refugee policy is politically motivated'

'People have been living in cellars for a week'

While millions have fled their homes, many still remain in beleaguered Ukraine, Ukraine's Chief Rabbi relates.

'People have been living in cellars for a week'

Former Justice Min.: 'Those who come to Israel don't leave'

MK Amir Ohana, former Justice Min., opposes accepting Ukrainian refugees. 'Any child who says 3 words in Hebrew - try getting him to leave.'

Former Justice Min.: 'Those who come to Israel don't leave'

UK Jewish group slams government’s Ukrainian refugee policy

Over 100 members of the UK Jewish community denounce lack of visas offered by government to Ukrainians fleeing Russian invasion.

UK Jewish group slams government’s Ukrainian refugee policy

Shaked: Israel prepared to host 25,000 Ukrainians

Minister Shaked announces 20,000 Ukrainians not covered by Law of Return already in Israel to be allowed to stay, 5,000 more allowed to come

Shaked: Israel prepared to host 25,000 Ukrainians

Yom HaGirush—the inside story

From Morocco to India, Yemen to Afghanistan, centuries of legacies were incinerated with barely a murmur from the world. Op-ed.

Yom HaGirush—the inside story

Now that the Taliban has won

The ongoing violence in Afghanistan is one aspect of the brutal Taliban return, but it is also leading to a massive refugee problem. Op-ed.

Now that the Taliban has won

A refugee solution for Biden — from 1944

Biden’s fear of backlash reportedly contributed to the slide from his initial promise of 125,000 refugess to 62,500, to 15,000. Op-ed.

A refugee solution for Biden — from 1944

Arab refugee aid could endanger Israelis

US Jews should find themselves in a quandary if they give this serious thought. Just why should any country donate money to the PA? Op-ed.

Arab refugee aid could endanger Israelis

Dismantle UNRWA and there may be a chance for peace

Instead of improving the lot of the "refugees" it is supposed to be helping, UNRWA perpetuates their status and hatred for Israel. Op-ed/

Dismantle UNRWA and there may be a chance for peace

For PA, 'peace' means destroying Israel by flooding with 5.6 million refugees

41% of PA population lives in areas controlled by the PA but is still considered 'refugees'. Commentary

For PA 'peace' means destroying Israel with 5.6 million refugees

Federal judge blocks Trump executive order allowing states to refuse to resettle refugees

President Trump's executive order enabling states to refuse to resettle refugees faces legal setback after federal judge issues injunction.

Judge blocks Trump order allowing states to refuse refugees

Somali refugee charged in ramming attack on Orthodox Jews in LA

Police found knife, Koran in car after 32-year-old Somalian refugee drove from Seattle to LA, attempted to run down Jews.

Somali refugee charged in ramming attack on Orthodox Jews in LAplayer

Trump continues to threaten the PA

Trump reportedly considering declaration against special 'Palestinian refugee status,' complete cut in funding to UNRWA.

Trump continues to threaten the PA

Watch: Czech president speaks out against Islam

Citizens of Prague gather in protest against Muslim refugees.

Watch: Czech president speaks out against Islamplayer

Watch: London correspondent discusses refugee crisis

Former leader of UK Independent Party clarifies definition of refugee.

Watch: London correspondent discusses refugee crisis  player

Mob cheers as fire burns refugee center in Germany

As a former hotel being converted into a refugee shelter burns, a group of ‘drunks’ celebrate.

Mob cheers as fire engulfs refugee center in Germanyplayer

British Jews alarmed by wristbands for migrants

Colored wristbands handed out to migrants are likened to yellow stars during the Holocaust.

British Jews alarmed by wristbands for migrants

Refugees and displaced break record at 60 million

New UN report shows forced displacement figures at unheard of new levels, with voluntary return at the lowest in over 30 years.

Refugees and displaced persons break record at 60 million

'Refugees? What about Jews expelled by Arabs?'

Knesset holds special debate about 850,000 Jews who lived in Arab lands in 1948 before being forced out.

'Refugees? What about Jews expelled by Arabs?'

Cheney: Obama Created Vacuum that Led to Refugees

'When the US played a major role in the region... it would have been much easier to manage this kind of situation,' says ex-vice president.

Cheney: Obama Created Vacuum that Led to Refugeesplayer

Bulgaria, Hungary May Buy Israeli Border Fences

Faced with a wave of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the countries may buy fences like Israel's barrier with Egypt.

Bulgaria, Hungary May Buy Israeli Border Fences

Global Displaced Persons Highest Since World War 2

UN report through 2013 finds 'quantum leap' in number of displaced persons, breaks 50 million for first time since WWII.

Global Displaced Persons Highest Since World War Two