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  • Why rebuild homes in the U.S. while destroying homes in Palestine?

    The Jewish Federations of North America support disaster relief at home but human rights abuses in Israel/Palestine. Why don't they see the contradiction? by Elias Newman I arrive to the same scene each day—drenched clothing, scattered photo albums, a small mountain of moldy furniture. It has been more than two months since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area, but the relief efforts will continue well into 2018 to repair over 200,000 water-damaged homes. The 80% of local homeowners without flood insurance are applying for government aid through FEMA, yet these funds are only enough to buy building materials—they don’t include…

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