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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.

Connecting in the Kitchen: Israeli Initiative Brings Asylum Seekers and Locals Together Through Cooking Sessions

Date: 28.11.19 Source: Haaretz, Vered Lee

“Orange lentils, okra, eggplant, peppers, peanut spread, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions” – Haled Ahmed is presenting the ingredients of a meal that he will make along with 10 participants in his food workshop.

UN Panel Demands Answers From Israel on Failure to Protect Asylum Seekers

Date: 24.10.19 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

Israel must explain to the United Nations why only a minuscule proportion of asylum seekers here are granted refugee status, and why they cannot get permanent work permits or regular access to health and social service, a UN committee has stated.

Israel Admits Failure to Use Budgeted Funds to Aid At-risk Asylum Seekers

Date: 27.9.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Social Affairs Ministry has admitted that in the past two years it hasn’t provided any assistance to asylum seekers with disabilities or those working as sex workers, although the Finance Ministry has given it millions of shekels for this purpose.

UN Committee Summons Israel to Explain Sweeping Asylum Rejections

Date: 24.9.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

A United Nations committee is demanding that Israel provide explanations regarding its policy toward asylum seekers, Haaretz has learned.

Israeli City Blocks Children of Asylum Seekers From Enrolling in School, Defying Court Order

Date: 23.9.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Asylum seekers protest the city's refusal to allow their children to enroll in school, Petah Tikva, July 9, 2019.Tomer Appelbaum

Coding Boot Camp Opens Door to Israeli Tech for African Asylum Seekers

Date: 5.8.19 Source: Haaretz, Refaella Goichman

“They took a few of us on a bus to Tel Aviv and dropped us off at the central bus station. I was 18 and a half and didn’t know what to do. I got to Jaffa and linked up with people who could help me.

Sudanese model who grew up in Israel says she is living in fear of deportation

Date: 3.8.19 Source: Times of Israel

A Sudanese-born model who grew up in Israel says she is under threat of deportation, despite representing some of Israel’s largest fashion companies.

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