Breaking the Silence About Israel's Refugees

When I tell Israelis I am volunteering with African refugees, they often react with polite disinterest; they'd really rather not talk about it. But if the refugees are not our problem, whose are they?

I’ve become accustomed to the intentional scowls and involuntary cringes of the average Israeli that are often triggered when I tell them that I left the U.K. five months ago and now volunteer at an aid organization for refugees in south Tel Aviv.