Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

Judge Mark Goldsmith

Federal Judge Mark Goldsmith ordered about 100 Iraqi detainees must be released By Dec. 20

Louis Finkelman Detroit Jewish News Contributing Writer This is a very special week for Michigan’s Chaldean community. Federal Judge Mark Goldsmith has ordered that by Dec. 20, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) must release about 100 Iraqis currently held in immigration detention. Releases started yesterday and will continue. The affected Iraqis have been…

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1936-1939 Arab Revolt

British Politicians Hold Debate on Future of Palestine

November 24, 1938 In the midst of the 1936-1939 Arab Revolt (shown in the photo above), a debate on future British policy in Palestine is held in the House of Commons. Malcolm MacDonald, the British Colonial Secretary, opened the proceedings with an overview of the current situation of unrest in Palestine. In his remarks, MacDonald…

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Ron Dermer

‘Overflowing With Optimism’

Israeli ambassador addresses Metro Detroit crowd. Expressing optimism for the future, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said that after 70 years of existence, Israel’s innovational advances and growing prominence on the global stage show the world that the Jewish people are no longer “the perfect victim but instead have created an imperfect sovereign…

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Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

Two Views On Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal

There are two ways to view the president’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a six-party agreement of the five permanent U.N. Security Council powers and Iran, on preventing Iran’s development of nuclear weapons for at least 10 years.  The agreement itself was termed “interim” when negotiated in…

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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies wait to shoot during the 4th Annual Bowling Pin Shootout at the Rod and Gun Club here Friday, July 22, 2011. The Office of Special Investigations sponsored the event to help build relationships between different law enforcement agencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

Detainee Defenders

A diverse team works to defend Iraqi immigrants from deportation. Attorney Nora Youkhana calls it “that day.” It was Sunday, June 11, 2017, the day she received frantic telephone calls from people in her Iraqi Christian community. Early that morning, officers of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had begun arresting people born in Iraq who…

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