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Unwelcome Refugees

Unwelcome Refugees

How the World Gave Up on the Stateless

For almost a decade, Josef Ben-David was stateless. The son of a Jewish elementary school teacher in Czarist Russia, he hated his native country, where prevalent antisemitism made his life impossible. After World War I, violent pogroms ransacked his town; he survived one of them by disguising himself as a…
bubmag
November 10, 2020
Unwelcome Refugees

Algerian authorities stop 755 refugees from entering Europe

By Chad Williams Sep 30, 2020Cape Town - Algerian authorities have stopped 755 refugees from heading to Europe illegally between September 20 and 25 as illegal crossings from Algeria’s north coast continue to rise.According to a report by news and information site Info Migrants, the Algerian Coast Guard prevented the…
bubmag
September 30, 2020
Unwelcome Refugees

The Vampire Ship

On April 28, 2014, a fishing trawler intercepted an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman, a day after the tanker had left Dubai for Greece. Three men climbed aboard the tanker and spent the night packing hundreds of small sacks of heroin, weighing at least two metric tons in…
bubmag
September 28, 2020
Unwelcome Refugees

Germany pushes for EU solidarity on migration – again

While the ink has yet to dry on that ground-breaking deal, she has the wind at her back diplomatically in Brussels and enjoys high domestic approval ratings, both on immigration and for her handling of the coronavirus crisis.After opening Germany’s doors to Syrian refugees back in 2015, she suffered electoral…
bubmag
September 22, 2020