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Israel's Top Court Denies Revealing Government Files on Human Rights in Eritrea

Date: 25.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Supreme Court denied on Wednesday an appeal filed by of a group of human rights activists demanding that the Foreign Ministry release classified documents concerning the human rights situation in Eritrea and Israel’s relations with the African country.

Announcing New Criteria, Israel to Revisit All Asylum Requests by Eritreans

Date: 17.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israel will reexamine all requests from Eritrean asylum seekers, including 3,000 that were previously turned down, a decision by a special committee said on Tuesday, as it announced new assessment criteria.

Repression without Borders - a briefing by Amnesty International (June 2019)

Date: 2.7.19 Source: Amnesty International

This briefing highlights the routine and widespread use of harassment and threats by the Eritrean government and its supporters against Eritrean human rights defenders.

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.

Eritrean People Never Fled because of The War with Ethiopia

Date: 22.10.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Teklit Michael
 

The so-called Eritrean government signed a peace deal in July with the Ethiopian government. For the Eritrean people, nothing has come from this deal other than an intangible concept of peace. After the deal, Eritreans were ecstatic.

Justice Minister Vows Israel Will Deport Eritreans as Soon Eritrea Ends Indefinite Military Service

Date: 25.7.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israel will begin deporting Eritreans back to their homeland the moment it ends mandatory military conscription of indefinite duration, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tuesday.

Too Soon to Say if Eritrean Asylum Seekers Can Be Sent Back Home, Say Israeli Officials

Date: 25.7.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

It is too soon to say whether Eritrean asylum seekers in Israel can be expelled to their homeland, even though 

Israel Doesn't Differentiate Between Eritrean Regime Supporters and Critics

Date: 18.6.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israeli authorities do not check whether Eritrean nationals dwelling in the country support President Isaias Afwerki's regime - and hence, may be at risk if they're repatriated - Yossi Edelstein, head of the Population Authority’s enforcement and foreigners administration, told the Inte

In Tel Aviv, a battle is being waged for the future of Eritrea

Date: 9.6.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Afternoon is generally a busy time on the pedestrian mall in Tel Aviv’s Neveh Sha’anan neighborhood.

Israel must help asylum seekers trapped in the sex industry

Date: 27.4.18 Source: Haaretz, Vered Lee

“We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution,” Victor Hugo wrote.

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