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The Eritrean cooking course teaching Israelis about asylum seekers

Date: 7.5.20 Source: JPost, Linda Gardstein

When Asmait Merhatsion, 30, was in prison in Eritrea, she never dreamed someday she would be teaching Israelis in Tel Aviv how to cook Eritrean food.

Portrait of a crisis: Asylum seekers in south Tel Aviv facing coronavirus

Date: 30.4.20 Source: +972 Mag, Oren Ziv

Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in Israel, the plight of African asylum seekers, who are not entitled to assistance from the Israeli government, has been amplified.

Corona does not discriminate (video)

Date: 7.4.20 Source: Social TV, Adi Toldeano

For asylum seekers in Israel, the state's support systems are not a source of aid. Refugees are not eligible for Social Security or allowances and find it difficult to find guidelines in their language. So how can one deal with the coronavirus in such a reality? 

As coronavirus spreads, asylum seekers in Israel are on the brink of catastrophe

Date: 18.3.20 Source: +972 Mag, Oren Ziv

Asylum seekers in Israel are “on the brink of catastrophe” according to community members and activists, as the number of infections from the novel coronavirus in the country continues to climb.

What is behind Israel’s warming ties to Sudan?

Date: 1.3.20 Source: +972 Mag, Inbal Ben Yehuda

A meeting last month between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the interim leader of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, caused widespread uproar over the perceived normalization of ties between the two countries.

Baby Dies in Unregulated Day Care in South Tel Aviv; City Failed to Use 70% of Funding for Facilities

Date: 17.1.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

A 7-month-old baby girl died in an unsupervised day care for the children of asylum seekers in south Tel Aviv Thursday morning. The cause of death has not been officially determined but it is believed the infant choked to death.

Tel Aviv Plan to Build School for Asylum Seekers' Children Instead of Park Draws Protests

Date: 2.1.20 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

The Tel Aviv Municipality’s planning committee approved a plan Wednesday to build a school for children of foreign workers in Levinsky Park near the central bus station. It would destroy the only green area in that part of the city.

UN Refugee Envoy in Israel: Nixed Asylum Seekers Deal Still on the Table

Date: 23.12.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Israel has called on Israel to reconsider the agreement on asylum seekers that it signed in April 2018 and canceled the next day.

What About Israel’s Refugees?

Date: 17.12.19 Source: Haaretz (editorial)

The first Global Refugee Forum opened this week in Geneva. Organizations and countries from around the world sent delegates; Israel sent officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority.

Israeli Towns to Provide Welfare Funds for Asylum Seekers – Two Years Late

Date: 10.12.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israel's Finance Ministry earmarked funding for social services to asylum seekers more than two years ago, but the Labor Ministry never told the municipalities about it, according to documents filed this week with the High Court of Justice.

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