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Israel Considers Deporting Asylum Seekers to Eritrea and Sudan

Date: 24.7.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Interior Ministry is once again exploring the possibility of deporting asylum seekers back to Eritrea and Sudan, something it has thus far refrained from doing.

Asylum Seeker and Two Children Released From Israeli Jail After Two Months' Detention

Date: 17.7.18 Source: Ha'aretz, Lee Yaron

 A., an illegal resident, and her two daughters, aged 3 and 18 months, were released Sunday by order of the Justice Ministry tribunal, after being detained for two months in Givon Prison.

Significant Drop in Asylum Seekers 'Willingly' Leaving Israel Despite State's Best Efforts

Date: 8.7.18 Source: Ha'aretz, Lee Yaron

The number of asylum seekers leaving Israel “voluntarily” fell by 40 percent in the first five months of this year despite attempts by the government to encourage asylum seekers to leave.

Israel considering sending asylum seekers to ‘safe spots’ in Sudan

Date: 29.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Senior Israeli officials are considering sending Sudanese asylum seekers back to Sudan, a hostile country that has vowed to punish anybody who has set foot on Israeli soil.

Deri: negotiations with UN on migrants continue

Date: 9.5.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Tamara Zieve

Negotiations between Israel and the United Nations continue on the issue of African migrants in the country, Interior Minister Arye Deri told a Knesset committee on Wednesday, following a scathing report issued by the State Comptroller the day before on Israel’s treatment of its migrant

Israeli leaders push to override supreme court power

Date: 22.4.18 Source: i24News
There have been a number of pushes recently to constrict the power of Israel’s highest court. 
Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced Sunday that he would bring up for a vote next week a n

The South Sudanese Children Who Dream in Hebrew in Uganda’s Capital

Date: 23.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Uzi Dann

Rami Gudovitch zips around from yard to classroom to dining room to the school entrance, not resting for a moment. He has come to visit “his” kids and it’s hard to say who is more excited, he or they.

Israel Will Aid Victims of Sinai Torture – After Many Are Deported

Date: 5.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Despite the fact that Israel admitted back in 2012 that it had a duty to provide a humanitarian solution for the victims of “torture camps” operated by human smugglers in Sinai, it was not until a few months ago that team began formulating a program for survivors, Haaretz has learned.


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