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Africans in Israel worry deportation plan could be a death warrant

Date: 18.2.18 Source: CBC News, Derek Stoffel

Muluebrhan Mesgna walked out of an Israeli immigration office near Tel Aviv clutching a white piece of paper that he worries is his death warrant.

Meretz MKs head to Africa to ‘expose’ state’s migrant deportation plan

Date: 8.2.18 Source: Times of Israel, TOI Staff

Two lawmakers from the left-wing Meretz party arrived in Rwanda on Thursday for a four-day visit aimed at “exposing” the Israeli government’s “failure” to deal with its African asylum seekers.

Israel Can't Keep Track of Deportees Sent to Rwanda and Uganda, Official Admits

Date: 7.2.18 Source: haaretz, Ilan Lior

In practice, Israel cannot keep track of people deported to Rwanda or Uganda and find out how they are managing, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely admitted Monday -- this, despite the state's promise to do so. 

Profiteers for Expulsion: Brokers Want Africans Out, Filipinos In

Date: 6.2.18 Source: haaretz, Nitzan Horowitz

MANILA – Millions of Filipino nationals work outside their country. It’s an important economic sector here; the money they send home constitutes 10 percent of the country’s gross national product.

As Israel Deports Asylum Seekers, it Imports Thousands of Foreign Workers

Date: 5.2.18 Source: haaretz, Hagai Amit

Israel approved on Sunday boosting the ceiling for foreign workers in the construction industry by 6,000 from the current 16,500.

Netanyahu slams ‘campaign of lies’ against plan to deport African migrants

Date: 5.2.18 Source: Times of Israel, Raoul Wootliff

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday slammed criticism of the government’s plan to deport African migrants and asylum seekers as a “campaign of lies,” calling on his Likud colleagues to “help prevent this slander against Israel.”

Israel begins handing out deportation notices to African migrants

Date: 4.2.18 Source: Times of Israel, Tamar Pileggi & Michael Bachner

Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority on Sunday began serving deportation notices to Eritrean and Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers, telling them that they would be sent to an unnamed African country that enjoys a relatively “stable government.”

Prison Officials Warn: No Room to Jail Thousands of Asylum Seekers Who Refuse to Leave Israel

Date: 4.2.18 Source: Haaretz, Josh Breiner

There is not enough room in Israel’s prisons to take in the thousands of asylum seekers who refuse to leave Israel, senior Israel Prison Service officials have told the National Security Council.

Netanyahu says George Soros Funding Campaign Against Israeli Plan to Deport Asylum Seekers

Date: 4.2.18 Source: Haaretz, Chaim Levinson

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud ministers on Sunday that Jewish billionaire George Soros is funding a campaign of protest against Israel's plan to deport thousands of African asylum seekers.

Israel Moves to Expel Africans. Critics Say That’s Not Jewish

Date: 2.2.18 Source: the new york times, Isabel Kershner

JERUSALEM — On a recent weeknight, about two dozen Israelis, mostly in their 20s, gathered in a Jerusalem basement to hear the story of an Eritrean man who is facing deportation.


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