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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

James Lago, a street merchant in Juba, South Sudan, with the Israeli flag.

South Sudan, world’s youngest nation, develops unlikely friendship with Israel

By Armin Rosen, JTA May 17, 2012

JUBA, South Sudan – This city in the world’s newest country is not your typical Arabic-speaking capital. For one thing, most of the city’s inhabitants are Christian. For another, the Israeli flag is ubiquitous here. Miniature Israeli flags hang...

Tel Aviv demonstration decries South Sudanese deportation

JTA March 18, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Hundreds of South Sudanese migrants and their Israeli supporters protested against the migrant's imminent deportation to their fledgling new country. The protest Saturday night in Tel Aviv was met with a counter protest by city residents....

Stop deportation of South Sudanese migrants, Israeli artists urge

JTA March 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli artists and academics have called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to prevent the deportation of refugees who came from South Sudan. The 400 writers, authors and musicians sent a petition to the prime minister Tuesday asking him...

IsraAID opens training program in South Sudan

JTA March 7, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli nongovernmental organization IsraAID opened a training program to deal with gender-based violence for social workers in the fledgling country of South Sudan. Helen Murshalli, the South Sudanese minister of social development,...

South Sudanese refugees must leave Israel

JTA February 1, 2012

JERUSALEM -- South Sudan nationals living in Israel will have two months to return to their home country or face deportation, the Interior Ministry has announced. Since South Sudan has become an independent nation in July, refugees from the area no longer...

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