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Israeli Minister tells asylum seekers to relocate or go to jail after detention centre closure

Date: 24.11.17 Source: ECRE

UNHCR expresses serious concerns over proposals from Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to force Eritreans and Sudanese a

Jewish groups denounce Israel's plans to deport 40,000 African asylum seekers

Date: 24.11.17 Source: news week,  Carlos Ballesteros

Jewish human rights groups are denouncing Israel’s plans to deport almost 40,000 African asylum seekers, defending refugees whom Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls “

Torture, death at sea: What awaits asylum seekers Israel deports

Date: 23.11.17 Source: Haaretz, Lior Birger
“Increased removal” is how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday, called the new policy in which asylum seekers will be required to choose between leaving Israel for Rwanda and being jailed indefinitely.

Israeli Labor sells out African refugees, as ‘infiltrators’

Date: 21.11.17 Source: Mondoweiss, Jonathan Ofir

Tamar Zandberg, a lawmaker from the leftist Meretz Party, shouted that at the left-bloc Zionist Union members who yesterday backed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya

In backtrack, Israeli opposition party now supports deportation of asylum seekers

Date: 20.11.17 Source: Haaretz, Chaim Levinson and Jonathan Lis
The main opposition list, the Zionist Union, of which the Labor Party is partner, will support a government bill advocating the expulsion of asylum seekers, reversing its position following an initiative by its new chairman, Avi Gabbay.
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Israel just decided to expel African refugees. So much for ‘Never Again’

Date: 20.11.17 Source: forward, Russel Neiss

In 1939, my grandmother left Vienna with her sister, parents and the few belongings they could carry and headed by ship, east to Shanghai. They were among tens of thousands of Jewish refugees fleeing the violence of Naziism who would make the city their home for the next several years.

Reports of forced deportation to rwanda rattles african asylum seekers

Date: 20.11.17 Source: Jerusalem Post, Daniel K. Eisenbud

Eritrean and Sudanese refugees have expressed fear and confusion after reports surfaced that the government plans to deport up to 38,000 African asylum seekers to Rwanda against their will.

Israel to pay Rwanda $5,000 for every deported asylum seeker it takes in

Date: 20.11.17 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
Israel will pay the Rwandan government $5,000 for every African asylum seeker it accepts from Israel, Channel 10 reported Sunday.

Israel to close migrant detention facility and deport thousands to Africa

Date: 19.11.17 Source: i24News

Israel's cabinet voted on Sunday to close the Holot migrant detention center in southern Israel, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an agreement to deport 40,000 Africans who entered the country illegally despite concerns about their fate. 


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