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Migrant Policy in Europe Exposes Its Hypocrisy on Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Europe has long touted itself as a beacon of human rights and freedoms. From their safe and secure area of the world, they've looked askance at Israel...

Refugee Blues

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.06.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The mounting catastrophe of Syrian refugees in Europe is one part the same old same old, "not in my backyard," but with several new wrinkles. One is the complete paralysis of the European Union as a government able to take emergency action. The humanitarian crisis is happening right now in real time, but the EU operates by consensus if not unanimity and it operates with agonizing slowness. Several nations don't want anything to do with refugees. Hungary's brutal response is more candid and ugly than others, but in this story there are few heroes. One hero is the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven. Sweden has been more generous to refugees and immigrants than most nations, and now faces a backlash.

Could the UK Elections Be a Chance for Europe?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Georges Ugeux

David Cameron committed in January 2013 to hold an in/out referendum about the EU by the end of 2017 if his party won an outright majority. Maybe he was not sure he would need to deliver it. Now he is forced to. Can this be turned into an opportunity for Europe to revisit some critical issues, or will the Eurocratic immobilism prevail?

Dear NPR... Nevermind

Miguel Macias | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media
Miguel Macias

It seems clear to me that the tragedy that occurred last week is business as usual in Europe. And that is the real tragedy. But this disaster has no easy solution and therefore there is no easy way to cover it.

Mediterranean Horrors: Fortress Europe's Vast Moat

Barry Lando | Posted 06.21.2015 | World
Barry Lando

Now, day after day, obliged to watch the heart-rending images on TV, Europeans are forced to acknowledge the catastrophe. And what has quickly become very clear is that the countries of Europe have no unified policy on immigration. Nor are they likely to come up with one in the immediate future.

Recreating The Dark Journey Of A Refugee At Sea

HuffPost Italy | Sheila Pierce | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts

I loathe containers. Not the Tupperware ones for chopped carrots or Ikea storage bins for wool sweaters. I'm talking about those metal, windowless rec...

Merkel: Welcome Refugees And Reject Racism

Reuters | Madeline Chambers | Posted 12.30.2014 | World

BERLIN, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to turn their backs on a growing grass-roots movement of anti-Muslim protesters, cal...

Cemetery in the Sea Betrays Europe's Moral Crisis

Hans Lucht | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Hans Lucht

As the year draws to an end, Europe's commitment to its humanitarian values is haunted by an unprecedented number of refugees drowning in the Mediterranean Sea.

Victor Obasaju: Nigerian Immigrants Struggle With British Identity

Indiana University | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Indiana University

Growing up, he explained, he was taught to fear the white British population; as he got older and higher up in society, he made the conscious choice to maintain his Nigerian culture.

If You've Got $870,000, Malta Can Be Your Homeland

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.03.2013 | World

While the United States and many European countries scramble to secure borders and crack down on undocumented immigrants, one little island has come u...

"Waiting for the Barbarians" in Bulgaria

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dimiter Kenarov

Time, though, does not care for walls and fences. If there is something permanent in human history, it is the movement from one place to another. Foreigners. Refugees. Great Migrations. From Africa to Europe. From Asia to America. From Europe to America. From Asia and Africa to Europe.

Immigration Reform and the American Legacy

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

I never knew my grandparents, but I am living their American Dream.

Why We Must Put an End to the Debate Over National Identity

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

If Claude Levi-Strauss left us a lesson, it was simply that the word "identity" applies to subjects, not to communities; it can be used in the plural, never in the singular.