Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel


64 Leading businessmen submit plan to Netanyahu on how to solve asylum seeker crisis

Date: 22.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

A group of leading Israeli businessmen has submitted a proposal to the government on how to solve the problem of African asylum seekers living in south 

Israel's largest labor federation fails to accept refugees' applications

Date: 20.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Or Kashti

Israel's Histadrut labor federation has failed to accept applications by some 30 Sudanese refugees seeking to join. According to the Histadrut's rules, any citizen, resident or migrant worker who is employed in Israel can join the country's largest labor federation.

Lawmakers cut debt for employers of asylum-seekers

Date: 16.5.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Tamara Zieve

The Knesset Finance Committee and Tax Authority agreed on Tuesday to reduce by some 40% the amount owed by businesses for levies on asylum-seeking foreign workers.

Asylum seekers: denied asylum, stuck doing jobs Israelis avoid

Date: 20.3.18 Source: ynet, Meital R. Fishman

Asylum seekers are now in limbo on whether they will be allowed to stay in Israel, while the state prepares to respond to the High Court of Justice's temporary injunction against their 

Israel's new tactic for forcing out African refugees — dock their wages

Date: 12.5.17 Source: +972 Magazie, Noa Kaufman

African asylum seekers in Israel will now have to deposit 20 percent of their salaries into a fund they will only be able to access if they leave the country, after an 2014 amendment to the Prevention of

Israel cuts asylum seeker pay, piling pressure on them to leave

Date: 1.5.17 Source: Middle East Eye, Yuval Abraham

TEL AVIV, Israel - A new Israeli law has come into force that withholds 20 percent of asylum seeker pay until they leave Israel, in a move critics say is designed to force them out of the country.

Released asylum seekers banned from working in TA, Eilat

Date: 3.11.13 Source: Omri Efraim,
Employers who hire infiltrators in Tel Aviv, Eilat to face penalties, Ynet learns; critics say government avoiding true issue of planning for asylum seekers residence, employment

Work Permits for Victims of Trafficking and Slavery

Date: 10.7.13 Source: ASSAF
Position paper - submitted to the Sub-Committee against trafficking in women and prostitution by the Hotline for Migrant Workers and Assaf (Hebrew)


About employment of asylum seekers in Israel

Asylum Seekers Struggle to Survive Under Israeli Restrictions

Date: 24.6.13 Source: IPS
“[A refugee] doesn’t have family here. He doesn’t have community support. He doesn’t have any money from the government. He has nothing. So he’s ready to work 15 hours a day,” explained Orit Marom, advocacy coordinator at the Aid Organisation for Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Israel (ASSAF). By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours


Subscribe to Employment