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Sunday, February 17 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
The Stranger Among You: African Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

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Recent headlines of violence and incitement against African asylum seekers have highlighted the plight of this community and the complexity of the issues at hand. Since 2005, more than 60,000 African asylum seekers have crossed into Israel. With a broken asylum process and exploitation of the issue by ultra-nationalist politicians, the asylum seekers are caught in political cross-hairs. Join the New Israel Fund and the Right Now Coalition for an issue briefing and to advocate for the rights of this population.


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Stephen Slater

Stephen spent four years in Jerusalem, learning at the Hebrew University and the Hartman Institute. He has a BA in Philosophy, and a MA in Second Temple History and Literature. He speaks fluent Hebrew and has lived and traveled extensively in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Stephen began working with African asylum seekers in 2007 and is now a campaign organizer for Right Now: Advocates for African Asylum Seekers in Israel.
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Jenna Weinberg

Jenna is the Special Assistant to the COO at the New Israel Fund. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a BA in International Studies and Judaic Studies. There, she co-founded MuJew, a Muslim/Jewish collaboration group and was active in interfaith dialogue. Jenna has interned for the American Jewish World Service in New York and ACCESS: Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services in Dearborn, MI. Jenna spent her... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Woodbridge & Piscataway ballroom level