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60 Refugee law experts against Israel's plan to deport asylum seekers

Date: 10.4.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, JTA

ASHINGTON — Sixty experts in refugee law from the United States, Canada, and Europe urged Israel’s attorney general to stop the government from deporting some 38,000 African asylum seekers in the country, saying that carrying out the plans would violate international law.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s U-turn: no redemption for asylum seekers in Israel

Date: 9.4.18 Source: The Conversation, Ruvi Ziegler

For 35,000 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers living in Israel, Passover in 2018 was an inverse journey of redemption.

Israel Sent Asylum Seekers to Uganda Without Required Vaccine for Deadly Disease

Date: 9.4.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Asylum seekers who have left Israel for Uganda have entered that country without having received the necessary inoculation against life-threatening yellow fever, say dozens of reports that have reached Haaretz.

Protests against Israel's asylum seeker deportations to occur at Uganda embassies around the world

Date: 8.4.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Demonstrators are set to protest Monday at Ugandan embassies worldwide to demand that the African nation refuse to cooperate with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to deport tens of thousands of asylum seekers from Israel. 

For once we were strangers

Date: 5.4.18 Source: Foreign Policy, Sarah Wildman

In January, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the thousands of primarily Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers living in Israel an ultimatum: Take $3,500 and leave for a third country, reportedly Rwanda or Uganda, or face incarceration and deportation.

Created for Asylum Seekers, Israel Intends to Deport Thousands

Date: 5.4.18 Source: Christianity Today, Griffin Paul Jackson

The fate of thousands of African Christians living in Israel is uncertain. The government intends to expel them, but questions remain over where the migrants will go and how the Jewish state will make it happen.

Netanyahu scraps U.N. deal to resettle African asylum seekers

Date: 3.4.18 Source: The washington post,  Adam Taylor

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday scrapped an agreement with the United Nations to resettle thousands of African asylum seekers in the West, giving in to pressure from immigration hard-liners who saw the deal as rewarding illegal migrants.

Israel's Top Court Delays Planned Expulsion of Asylum Seekers

Date: 27.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The state asked the High Court of Justice on Monday for another two weeks to formulate its response to two petitions against the planned deportations of African asylum seekers.

Anti-deportation activists report increasingly violent, threatening messages

Date: 24.3.18 Source: The times of Israel, TOI staff

Hours ahead of a Saturday rally against the deportation of African asylum seekers in Tel Aviv, its organizers said they have been the targets of an increasingly vicious hate campaign online.

25,000 Protest in Tel Aviv Against Israel's Asylum Seeker Deportation Plan

Date: 24.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Some 25,000 people participated in a rally against the deportation African asylum seekers in Tel Aviv’s Rabin on Saturday evening.


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