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Bibi Netanyahu Echoes Trump on Immigration

Date: 12.3.18 Source: The new yorker, Bernard Avishai

Benjamin Netanyahu’s government anticipated Donald Trump’s Administration in many ways—with populist assaults on journalists, judges, investigators, and foreign-policy élites—but it has been laggard on immigrants.

Inside Israel’s campaign to deport tens of thousands of African migrants

Date: 6.3.18 Source: VOX, Miriam Berger

TEL AVIV, Israel — Father Tesfayohanns Tesfamariam has always prayed his way through the darkest days. Growing up in Eritrea — a small East African country run by one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships — he prayed to God to find freedom.

The future of Israel’s ‘dreamers’

Date: 5.3.18 Source: The washington post, Corinna Kern

Raised and schooled in Israel, these young Africans could be sent back to a country they don’t know.

Israel plans to deport LGBT asylum seekers to Rwanda and Uganda

Date: 4.3.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Post staff

Israel plans to go ahead with deporting LGBT asylum seekers to Rwanda and Uganda, despite those countries having a track record of persecuting and jailing people for their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Israel's Big Lie Revealed: Deported Asylum Seekers in Uganda Lament Broken Promises and a Grim Future

Date: 4.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Uzi Dann

KAMPALA, Uganda – It’s around noon in Uganda’s capital Kampala. The streets are bustling and traffic is heavy. Meles looks out of place, and he certainly feels it. “I don’t have a future here,” he tells Haaretz. “I have no hope, no job. My life is ruined.”

Pushed out by Israel, asylum seekers find only limbo in Uganda

Date: 27.2.18 Source: +972, Oren Ziv

KAMPALA, Uganda — “Why should Uganda take in the people Israel doesn’t want?” asks Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda, a Ugandan member of parliament who joined us in a cafe in central Kampala.

In deal inked with Canada, Israel agrees to hold off on deporting 2,000 migrants

Date: 25.2.18 Source: Times of Israel, TOI Staff

Israel has reportedly agreed to hold off on deporting 1,845 African asylum seekers who are currently waiting for resettlement in Canada.

Over 20,000 protest in Tel Aviv against plan to deport asylum seekers

Date: 24.2.18 Source: Times of Israel, Melanie Lidman

More than 20,000 African asylum seekers and Israelis demonstrated next to the New Central Bus Station in south Tel Aviv on Saturday night, in protest of the government’s plan to deport the asylum seekers, which is set to begin in March.

Hundreds of Asylum Seekers Go on Hunger Strike as Israel Begins Jailing Those Refusing Deportation

Date: 21.2.18 Source: haaretz, Ilan Lior

All asylum seekers at the Holot detention facility began a hunger strike on Tuesday night to protest the imprisonment earlier in the day of seven Eritreans who refused to leave Israel.

It was the first time asylum seekers have been jailed for refusing to leave.

Deadline passes, but Israel takes no action to deport African asylum seekers

Date: 20.2.18 Source: Times of Israel, Melanie Lidman

Although the first deadline has passed for 200 Eritrean asylum seekers to choose between deportation and imprisonment, the Population Immigration and Border Authority is not taking any action to implement the decisions, The Times of Israel learned Monday.

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