Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel


Principal chided for inviting New Israel Fund activist to lecture on asylum seekers

Date: 11.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Or Kashti

The Education Ministry has reprimanded a school principal who invited an activist from the U.S.-based New Israel Fund rights group to lecture students on the fight against deporting African asylum seekers.

Israeli Interior Minister Confirms Israel Has Renewed Contacts With UN Over Asylum-seeker Deal

Date: 10.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Jonathan Lis and Lee Yaron

The government is in contact with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in an attempt to reach a new agreement on the status and departure African asylum seekers in Israel, Interior Minister Arye Dery told the State Control Committee on Wednesday morning.

Deri: negotiations with UN on migrants continue

Date: 9.5.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Tamara Zieve

Negotiations between Israel and the United Nations continue on the issue of African migrants in the country, Interior Minister Arye Deri told a Knesset committee on Wednesday, following a scathing report issued by the State Comptroller the day before on Israel’s treatment of its migrant

Israel approved 0.09% of asylum requests over past nine years

Date: 9.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

State Comptroller Joseph Shapira harshly criticized Israel’s handling of asylum requests in his annual report Tuesday, noting that since 2009 only 52 of the 55,433 requests submitted had been granted.

The other side of Israel's 'white city'

Date: 9.5.18 Source: City lab, Miriam Berger

Taj Haroun didn’t know anything about Tel Aviv before he came to Israel.

Social affairs ministry refusing to help asylum seekers in peril

Date: 7.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

For at least six months, the Labor and Social Affairs Ministry has been aware that M.’s husband has been beating her for years.

How Israel’s secret refugee deals collapsed in the light of day

Date: 3.5.18 Source: News deeply, Yotam Gidron

ISRAEL’S AFRICA DIPLOMACY has long been characterized by a large degree of informality and secrecy, and the charade surrounding the transfer of refugees from Israel to Uganda and Rwanda is no exception.

Israel Reportedly Seeks to Renegotiate Refugee Deal With UN

Date: 2.5.18 Source: Haaretz

Israel is looking into renewing negotiations with the UN's refugee agency over a deal to find a solution for the African asylum seekers living in the country, a report on Israel's Channel 10 News said Wednesday evening.

Healing through artwork: Crochet by African migrants and trauma victims on display in NYC exhibit

Date: 2.5.18 Source: RNS, Liz Donovan

TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) — Crocheting is a craft used by artists to make works of art and by artisans to make baskets and clothes. But it also has another purpose, according to the Israeli fiber artist Gil Yefman, “as a means to resolve trauma.”

In limbo, asylum seekers await government's next move

Date: 29.4.18 Source: +972, Joshua Leifer

The roughly 38,000 asylum seekers living in Israel, most of whom fled Eritrea and Sudan, again face an uncertain future.


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