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Asylum Seekers in Israel - Situation Report (August 2019)

Date: 31.10.19 Source: ASSAF; The Refugee Rights Forum

Instead of using asylum seekers for political propaganda and exploiting the genuine plight of the residents of South Tel Aviv for the purpose of conflict with the Supreme Court, it is time to embrace humane, practical and worthwhile solutions.

UN Panel Demands Answers From Israel on Failure to Protect Asylum Seekers

Date: 24.10.19 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

Israel must explain to the United Nations why only a minuscule proportion of asylum seekers here are granted refugee status, and why they cannot get permanent work permits or regular access to health and social service, a UN committee has stated.

Israel's High Court Blasts Law Requiring Asylum Seekers to Deposit 20% of Wages

Date: 8.5.19 Source: Lee Yaron, Haaretz

The High Court of Justice on Tuesday criticized the state’s policy toward asylum seekers in a session about a challenge to the deposits law, by which 20 percent of asylum-seekers’ wages are withheld by the state, pending their departure from the country.

Israel’s ‘Deposit Law’ Is Pushing Asylum Seekers to Financial Ruin

Date: 31.1.19 Source: News Deeply, Steven Davidson

IN MAY 2017, Israel effectively cut one-fifth of asylum seekers’ wages, hoping people such as Eden Tasfamariam would leave the country.

Israel Deducts 20 Percent From Salaries of Migrants Recognized as Victims of Human Trafficking

Date: 12.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Salaries of asylum seekers who have been officially recognized as victims of trafficking and slavery are still being docked despite a waver they are entitled to.

Enforcement of the Deposit Law for Asylum Seekers (November 2018)

Date: 1.12.18 Source: ASSAF; The Refugee Rights Forum

An update ahead of the hearing on November 5, 2018 in the Knesset Interior Committee on the enforcement of the Deposit Law.

Refugees Need Protection

Date: 27.10.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Michal Pinchuk

In his opinion piece (“Return to Eritrea is long overdue,” October 15), Yonatan Jacubowicz deems Eritrea, a country whose regime has beenii accused of crimes against humanity, safe enough.

Ayelet Shaked Inks Deal to Only Join Government That Establishes Migration Courts

Date: 12.9.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Yamina, the hard-right alliance headed by former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, has officially espoused the anti-immigrant agenda of a group of south Tel Aviv activists, agreeing to make their entry into government conditional on tougher legislation, Ha

African migrants reel as Israeli law cuts their salaries

Date: 15.8.18 Source: AP, CARON CREIGHTON

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents.


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