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Jacobson Piece on Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan Published in TIME

September 14, 2021


"The U.S. Turned Away Jewish Refugees in 1939. We Must Not Repeat History With Afghans Fleeing the Taliban," co-authored by Assistant Dean of Washington Programs Mark Jacobson, was published in TIME. "Without a doubt, the situation in Afghanistan is distinct from the Holocaust in scope, brutality, and the depths of its evil. But the choice America faces today and the principles at play are the same as in 1939" says Jacobson and co-author Frank Sobchak. "Now, like then, we know that if we turn away refugees, many, including those who fought shoulder to shoulder with us, will face certain death."

Jacobson also spoke with CBS News about the additional evacuations in Afghanistan.

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