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Uber Gets Lyfted: What Really Happened at JFK Airport

By Loran Posey, Jr. On Feb. 2, the CEO of Uber—Travis Kalanick—removed himself from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory council. Kalanick’s decision to quit the council came several days after Uber came under fire for its actions at a New York City (NYC) airport in the aftermath of Trump’s immigration executive order. Trump’s executive order,…

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The Plight of the Syrian Jews
Syria's Original Refugees

By Ariel Pinsky On August 26, Arutz Sheva (Israeli National News) reported that three of the last remaining Jewish families in war-torn Syria have been evacuated to Louisville, Kentucky, after posing as Christian Arabs to gain entrance into Sweden. A Louisville synagogue, with the help of local and foreign authorities, helped the six adults and…

America’s Role in a Very Syria Situation

By: Korey Boehm President Barack Obama boldly declared his support for the use of force to defend human rights abroad in March 2011 by referencing American military involvement in Libya. “To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and — more profoundly — our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have…

The New “White Australia”

How Australia is Circumventing the UN Refugee Convention By: Eli Scott “We don’t want Indonesia to be a dumping ground, but we don’t want Australia to accuse us of not doing anything,” claimed Djoko Suyanto, an Indonesian spokesperson, on Nov. 8, in response to a recent standoff between Australia and Indonesia. Australian authorities responded to…

The Current Status of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

By: Jacqueline Van De Velde The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugee’s most recent statistics on the Syrian refugee response reported 1,230,822 registered refugees in the region. Another 970,318 people are waiting to be registered. Together that is 2,210,140 registered refugees and asylum-seekers, the equivalent of the combined populations of Rhode Island and Delaware. Escalating violence…

Winter in Syria

By: Emily Kopp The temperature may be pushing 70 degrees in Athens, but in tent cities in northern Iraq and along the southeast border of Turkey, winter has descended with full force. What’s more, in what many have termed the worst storms Lebanon has seen in twenty years, dwellers are coping with freezing flood waters…

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