Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel


Israel can now deport African asylum seekers without their consent

Date: 25.10.17 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
Israel will now be able to deport asylum-seekers, even if they do not give their consent. The new policy comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made changes to the agreement Israel had signed with Rwanda.

Did Israel make a refugees- for- arms deal with Uganda?

Date: 14.9.17 Source: Haaretz, James Tumusiime
A leading Ugandan newspaper made a splash this week with the front page headline: "Israel sends 1,400 refugees to Uganda". The behind-the-scenes deal between Israel, Uganda and Rwanda has been exposed for some time in Israel, but Uganda officially continues to deny its existence.

High court: state cannot detain migrants indefinitely

Date: 28.8.17 Source: The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob

Bringing the battle between the government and the courts to a boiling point once more, the High Court of Justice has struck down a key aspect of the state’s African migrant policy as unconstitutional.

Africans leaving Israel under secret deals arrive on Europe’s shores

Date: 11.4.17 Source: news deeply, Gaëlle Faure

PARIS – It became clear to Arzer* in the spring of 2014 that Israel would never grant him refugee status.

Report: Where there is No Free Will - Israel's "Voluntary Return" procedure for asylum-seekers

Date: 21.4.15 Source: Assaf & HRM

The report, written coopertively by ASSAF - Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, and the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, follows and seeks to document the fate of the asylum seekers who have left Israel, allegedly willingly, and returned to their countries of origin or t

ISIS executes three asylum seekers deported by Israel

Date: 21.4.15 Source: 972MAGAZINE
Video by extremist Sunni group shows execution of three Eritrean asylum seekers coerced into leaving Israel last year.

When asylum-seekers are deported
 to the torture chamber

Date: 10.3.15 Source: Haaretz Editorial
The State of Israel is committing a crime against these people, breaking international laws and moral principles.

After harrowing journey, Sudanese asylum seeker freed from Israeli detention center

Date: 24.2.15 Source: Ilan Lior, Haaretz
Sadiq al-Sadiq agreed to leave Israel for Ethiopia only to find himself facing deportation to Sudan; he was then forced to return to Israel, where he has been jailed for nine months.

Abandonment routes

Date: 8.4.14 Source: Haaretz Editorial
The court must make it clear that it refuses to support Israel’s unacceptable policies toward asylum seekers.


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