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'It’s as if You Israelis Forgot What You Went Through and Where You Came From'

Date: 17.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Itay Stern

On a very rainy evening in Tel Aviv last month, a few hundred people crowded into the cinematheque for the premiere of new Israeli TV series “Ir Miklat” (“Asylum City”).

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.

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.

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

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