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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.

On Israeli Kibbutz, Eritrean Asylum Seekers Look for a Quieter Life

Date: 26.7.18 Source: Haaretz, Allison Kaplan Sommer

Helen is washing dishes in the massive kitchen at Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael, keeping busy on the second day in her new job. Spotting kibbutz member Ada Gross, the 29-year-old Eritrean turns to greet the older woman, who offers a warm motherly hug.

Israel Considers Deporting Asylum Seekers to Eritrea and Sudan

Date: 24.7.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Interior Ministry is once again exploring the possibility of deporting asylum seekers back to Eritrea and Sudan, something it has thus far refrained from doing.

Asylum-Seekers, or ‘Infiltrators’? Israel’s Identity Crisis Leaves African Migrants in Limbo

Date: 24.7.18 Source: World Politics Review, Yardena Schwartz
TEL AVIV—This free-spirited coastal city, known for its vibrant nightlife and liberal politics, often seems so different from the rest of Israel that many call it “the State of Tel Aviv.” Yet the different parts of Tel Aviv also offer stark contrasts, especially between th

Israel Mulls Granting Asylum Seekers Residency Status if They Leave Tel Aviv

Date: 19.6.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Population and Immigration Authority has put together a new plan to encourage asylum seekers to leave Tel Aviv by offering temporary residency status to those who do so.

Israel’s Only Refugee Mental Health Clinic Works in Shadow of Closure

Date: 19.6.18 Source: Refugees deeply, Isma’il Kushkush

AN ENGRAVED POEM in Hebrew near the entrance of the drab government building in Jaffa, Israel, is the only clue as to what goes on inside. It reads:

In Tel Aviv’s African neighborhood, asylum seekers strive for normal life

Date: 18.6.18 Source: stl jewish light, Ben Sales
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Sudanese pizza restaurant is nearly empty on this weekday afternoon, but that doesn’t seem to bother its owner, Yakoub Al-Aldoum, who happily cooks goulash in a small, square kitchen.

Pizza, his specialty, will go into the

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