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Israel Ignoring or Mishandling 99.7 Percent of Asylum Requests, NGO Says

Date: 12.8.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Population and Immigration Authority failed to respond to or rejected without thoroughly examining 99.7 percent of asylum seeker requests filed from 2011 through 2019.

Israel Fails to Investigate Employers Who Stole Money From Over 1,000 Asylum Seekers

Date: 9.8.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Akbarat, an asylum seeker from Eritrea, worked as an office cleaner in Bnei Brak for 9 months. She was employed by Eldan, a company providing cleaning and maintenance services. She cleaned offices six days a week, working long hours: from 7 A.M. to 5 P.M. Sundays to Thursdays, and from 7 A.M.

Israel's Finance Minister Can't Block Funding to Aid Asylum Seekers, Attorney General Rules

Date: 23.7.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The office of Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit and the legal adviser at the Finance Ministry have ruled that Finance Minister Yisrael Katz does not have the authority to halt government funding that had been earmarked for nonprofit organizations affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Israeli Soldier, Prison Guard Acquitted in Death of Asylum Seeker They Mistook for Terroris

Date: 20.7.20 Source: Haaretz, Almog Ben Zikri

An Israeli court acquitted on Monday two men who were charged with beating to death an Eritrean asylum seeker in 2015.  

Rejecting State's Appeal, Israeli Top Court Ruling Removes Hurdles to Asylum Requests

Date: 7.7.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to hear the Interior Ministry’s appeal of its precedent-setting ruling that shifted the burden of proving the future safety of a family of asylum seekers if they are repatriated to their home country.

This Sudanese Asylum Seeker From Tel Aviv Could Be Competing in Next Year's Olympics

Date: 4.7.20 Source: Haaretz, Allison Kaplan Sommer

Much ink has been spilled on the deep disappointment of athletes who had trained hard for years, looking forward to competing in this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, but then had their dreams put on hold when the Games were postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Israeli City Won’t Enroll Children of Asylum Seekers in Schools, Flouting Court Ruling Again

Date: 2.6.20 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

The Petah Tikva municipality is refusing to register children of asylum seekers in the city’s schools and preschools, in defiance of a court ruling from last year and the Education Ministry’s demands.

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? 

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