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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:

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.

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

Israeli Labor Federation reverses decision, allows asylum seekers to join

Date: 14.6.18 Source: Haaretz, Or Kashti

Togod Omer Adam of Sudan and Takalit Rishahi from Eritrea were the first African refugees admitted to the Histadrut labor federation as full members, after an agreement was reached Wednesday with refugee representatives.

A Darfurian asylum seeker escaped to an Israel that doesn’t want him

Date: 14.6.18 Source: The times of Israel, Tracy Frydberg

JTA — Jack has one of those smiles that even the coldest of souls would feel obliged to mirror.

Israel to Welcome 300 Asylum-Seekers: A Good Sign, or Avoiding the Core Issue?

Date: 30.5.18 Source: Israel today, Arthur Schwartman

Israel has announced that it will grant A5 humanitarian visas (one step below refugee status) to 300 asylum-seekers from Sudan in response to petitions on their behalf.

In religious Bnei Brak, Haredim show compassion for African asylum seekers

Date: 27.5.18 Source: The times of Israel, Melanie Lidman

The African asylum seeker issue may have faded from the headlines since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled forced deportations last month, but hundreds are

Israel blocks hundreds of asylum seekers from accessing their bank accounts

Date: 23.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Many asylum seekers have lost access to their bank accounts due to changes made to their visa numbers by the Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority.

Business tycoons present asylum seeker integration plan

Date: 23.5.18 Source: ynet, Amir Alon

Sixty-four luminaries from Israel's business community wrote Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to outline a comprehensive plan for an economic-business solution to the asylum seeker problem, put together along with south Tel Aviv residents who oppose their expulsion.

Israel's largest labor federation fails to accept refugees' applications

Date: 20.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Or Kashti

Israel's Histadrut labor federation has failed to accept applications by some 30 Sudanese refugees seeking to join. According to the Histadrut's rules, any citizen, resident or migrant worker who is employed in Israel can join the country's largest labor federation.

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