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Israel to Reexamine 1,500 Sudanese Asylum Requests After Interviews Deemed 'Not In-depth Enough'

Date: 17.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Interior Ministry's Population and Immigration Authority has admitted to the High Court of Justice that its examination of requests for asylum in Israel by asylum seekers from the Darfur region of Sudan has not been sufficiently thorough.

New Israeli Show Tackles African Refugees, Crime and Murder

Date: 17.12.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Amy Spiro

A corrupt attorney. A secret foreign ministry report. A dark underworld of corruption, human trafficking and blackmail in south Tel Aviv. A murder.

1,000 Social Workers Demand Israel Allow Them to Provide Service to Asylum Seekers

Date: 10.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Some 1,000 social workers signed a letter to the social affairs minister asking that they be allowed to provide services to asylum seekers.

New UN Refugee Representative: If Israel Doesn't Act Now, It Will Fail This Generation

Date: 1.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The UN Refugee Agency’s new representative in Israel says he’s greatly concerned about asylum seekers’ uncertain status in the country – an intolerable situation for anyone who believes in humanism and human dignity, as he put it.  

Murder of 12-year-old Girl Shows Human Rights in Israel Are Only for Jews

Date: 29.11.18 Source: Haaretz, Vered Lee

The murder of 12-year-old Silvana Tsegai in south Tel Aviv has shaken up the Eritrean asylum-seeker community in Israel, but it is far from the first case of a woman being murdered in that community.

Israeli High Court Gives the State 90 Days to Decide on Welfare for Refugees

Date: 27.11.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Criticizing the state for dragging its feet, the High Court of Justiceruled on Monday that the state must decide within 90 days on providing welfare services 

Tel Aviv City Councilwoman Closes Off Soccer Field to Asylum Seekers

Date: 12.11.18 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

A Tel Aviv city councilwoman, on her own initiative, locked up a soccer field in the southern part of the city for several weeks to prevent asylum seekers from using it.

In Israel, African migrant families battle hunger, trauma

Date: 6.11.18 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation, via ynetnews

In the concrete bowels of a vast bus station in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, a group of children gathers in the evening to play and dance to songs blaring from a CD player.

Israeli Municipality Sends Children of Asylum Seekers to Separate, Run-down Preschool

Date: 30.10.18 Source: Haaretz, Or Kashti

The preschool on Netanya’s Zangwill Street is in a dilapidated area near the city's neglected open-air market. The sidewalks are filled with the wares of a makeshift flea market - clothing strewn about alongside some old kitchen utensils. The air smells of urine.

High Court Gives Israel 30 Days to Check Darfurians’ Asylum Requests

Date: 30.10.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The High Court of Justice on Monday gave the state 30 days to submit a timetable and work plan for examining the asylum requests of Sudanese asylum seekers from the Darfur region.

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