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The campaign for integration of children of asylum seekers into Eliat’s public education system

In 2008, the municipality of Eilat began to refuse admitting children of asylum seekers in schools in the city. Instead, the children of asylum seekers were sent to a school separate from those of Israeli residents and citizens.

Petition regarding admission to municipal kindergartens in Kiryat Malakhi (2015)

In 2015, ASSAF received multiple appeals from asylum seekers residing in Kiryat Malakhi, concerning the municipality's refusal to admit their children in municipal kindergartens.

Israel's Top Court Denies Revealing Government Files on Human Rights in Eritrea

Date: 25.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Supreme Court denied on Wednesday an appeal filed by of a group of human rights activists demanding that the Foreign Ministry release classified documents concerning the human rights situation in Eritrea and Israel’s relations with the African country.

Israeli City Forced to Allow Children of Asylum Seekers in School After Blocking Enrollment

Date: 18.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

An Israeli court ruled on Wednesday that Petah Tikva must register 129 children of asylum seekers for kindergarten after the city's municipality prevented them from enrolling under various bureaucratic pretenses in January.

Israeli High Court Gives the State 90 Days to Decide on Welfare for Refugees

Date: 27.11.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Criticizing the state for dragging its feet, the High Court of Justiceruled on Monday that the state must decide within 90 days on providing welfare services 

Israel Says It May Shield Hundreds of Nuba Asylum Seekers From Expulsion

Date: 26.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Hundreds of asylum seekers from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan who suffered genocidal attacks are to be given the same legal status as people from Darfur, which may shield them from expulsion, the state has told the H

Israel's Deputy Attorney General Orders Review of Eritrean Applications for Asylum

Date: 23.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber instructed the Population and Immigration Authority Thursday to reexamine the cases of Eritreans held in Saharonim Prison whose applications for refugee status have been denied.

Israel’s Supreme Court Stops Government Plan To Deport African Refugees

Date: 15.3.18 Source: fast forward, JTA

JERUSALEM (JTA) –The Supreme Court of Israel has issued a temporary restraining order on a government plan to deport African asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan to a third country in Africa.

Tel Aviv Judge Blasts Israeli Agency Over Asylum Seekers via Dolorosa

Date: 8.1.18 Source: Haaretz, Ilan lior

Tel Aviv appeals tribunal castigated the Population, Immigration and Border Authoritys difficulties in accepting new requests for asylum, ruling re

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