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  • Fidelity Must Join the Growing Numbers Divesting from Sudan

    In October 2006, at a meeting of the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur, an active member of the volunteer organization shared some disturbing news with the group. Eric Cohen, a retired businessman, said he had learned recently that the Boston-based mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments had nearly a billion dollars invested in two of the… More ▸

  • Israeli Quandary over Sudanese: Let Them Stay or Send Them Away

    With two miles of bare footprints behind them, Ahmed and Fatima, and their three children approached the border with Israel in the middle of a cold winter night. Snow was falling in the Sinai. Avoid the Egyptian military patrols, they were warned by their Bedouin smugglers, whom they paid with money borrowed from Sudanese friends…. More ▸

  • After Harrowing Journey to Israel, Sudanese Refugees End Up in Jail

    Ali and his sister started running as hard as they could toward the mountains near their village in Darfur when it was attacked and burned by militia forces — but his sister did not run quite fast enough, and was gunned down before Ali’s eyes. Ali, not his real name, eventually made his way to… More ▸

  • Jews Take Personal Responsibility to Teach About Genocide in Sudan

    For most college students, road trips are a time for relaxing and escaping the rigors of school. But for Talia Kahn — no relation to this writer — a 10-day car trip served a far loftier purpose: to educate people about the genocide occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan. Kahn, who is entering her… More ▸

  • Prayer Weekend for Sudan Victims Marked in Congress and Synagogues

    The hustle and bustle in one of the larger Capitol Hill hearing rooms drew to a brief standstill recently as congressional representatives, clergy, activists and journalists paused for a moment of prayer on behalf of the people of Sudan. The July 19 commemoration occurred in the course of a congressional event launching a National Weekend… More ▸

  • Calls for Learning and Action at Jewish Teach-in on Sudan

    Judy Katz lives an ocean away from Sudan, but that doesn’t diminish her sense of obligation to respond to the mass killings there. “I feel I’m responsible for what’s going on,” said Katz, a travel agent. “My parents are survivors of the Holocaust. There weren’t a whole lot of people helping them out then.” Katz’s… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Find Going Tough As They Work to Pressure Sudan

    The Jewish community is facing resistance as it attempts to intensify pressure on the Sudanese government to ease the violence that has killed tens of thousands. Several Jewish community activists said they were not finding much interest in the issue when they tried to partner with African-American or church groups. Instead, U.S. Jewish groups have… More ▸

  • Teaming Up with Jewish Groups, Israel to Aid Distressed Sudanese

    For the first time, Israel is sending humanitarian aid to an Arab nation with which it has no ties. The Jewish state has joined the American Jewish World Service, the Union for Reform Judaism, the UJA-Federation of New York and the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest, N.J., in donating $20,000 apiece for an educational project… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Step Up Efforts to Stop Crisis Developing in Sudan

    It seems the phrase “never again” isn’t just for the Holocaust anymore. In recent weeks, Jewish groups have stepped up their efforts to stop the government-sponsored killing of tens of thousands of black Muslims in Sudan. The efforts have come as world attention begins to focus on the crisis in Sudan, where hundreds of thousands… More ▸

  • Canada Deports Palestinian Who Worked for PLO to Sudan

    Canada had deported to Sudan a Palestinian man charged with being a former terrorist. Wahid Baroud, 44, was admitted with his family in 1991 to Canada. He was arrested in June 1994, after immigration officials discovered that he was a former member of Force 17, a terrorist arm of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He was… More ▸