July 5, 2018
AMALIAH CALLS ON ISRAEL TO OPEN THE BORDER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN FLEEING ASSAD’S MURDEROUS REGIME
Seven years ago, Moti Kahana, the founder of Amaliah, was at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, when he realized that his Romanian family was killed by their own government, and not the Nazis.
Now, after his recent visit to Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam, Kahana is calling on Israel to provide a temporary refuge to Syrian women and children fleeing from government forces, where Assad’s forces have been pounding villages around Daraa in Southern Syria, killing 65 and displacing hundreds of families.
Amaliah, with the help of thousands of supporters from around the world, will begin running the the Anne Frank Bus, provide Better Shelters for those at the border, and set up a school in Quinetra on the border with Israel
Since 2015, Amaliah has been calling for the creation of a Safe Zone along the border of Israel and Syria. After Russia and Syria abandoned this, now Syrians who have been relatively safe from most of Assad’s atrocities, are facing the same predicament as millions of Syrians around the country: slaughter. This is the community that Amaliah has been closely working with over the last several years, providing medical care and humanitarian aid, and forging connections and friendships. We will not stop fighting for the safety of the Syrian people along Israel’s border.
Anne Frank and her family almost escaped, but England and the United States refused them visas. Seventy-five years later, Moti Kahana is pleading with Israel to do the right thing and save as many refugee children as possible.