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Israel's Finance Minister Can't Block Funding to Aid Asylum Seekers, Attorney General Rules

Date: 23.7.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The office of Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit and the legal adviser at the Finance Ministry have ruled that Finance Minister Yisrael Katz does not have the authority to halt government funding that had been earmarked for nonprofit organizations affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Rejecting State's Appeal, Israeli Top Court Ruling Removes Hurdles to Asylum Requests

Date: 7.7.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to hear the Interior Ministry’s appeal of its precedent-setting ruling that shifted the burden of proving the future safety of a family of asylum seekers if they are repatriated to their home country.

Children of asylum seekers in Israel: Mapping of key educational issues and needs (June 2020)

Date: 21.6.20 Source: ASSAF; The Garden Library

This report examines the key educational issues and needs of children of asylum seekers in Israel, mostly in the municipal kindergartens and in the state-run elementary schools. 

As coronavirus spreads, asylum seekers in Israel are on the brink of catastrophe

Date: 18.3.20 Source: +972 Mag, Oren Ziv

Asylum seekers in Israel are “on the brink of catastrophe” according to community members and activists, as the number of infections from the novel coronavirus in the country continues to climb.

What is behind Israel’s warming ties to Sudan?

Date: 1.3.20 Source: +972 Mag, Inbal Ben Yehuda

A meeting last month between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the interim leader of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, caused widespread uproar over the perceived normalization of ties between the two countries.

What About Israel’s Refugees?

Date: 17.12.19 Source: Haaretz (editorial)

The first Global Refugee Forum opened this week in Geneva. Organizations and countries from around the world sent delegates; Israel sent officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority.

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.

Israel Admits Failure to Use Budgeted Funds to Aid At-risk Asylum Seekers

Date: 27.9.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Social Affairs Ministry has admitted that in the past two years it hasn’t provided any assistance to asylum seekers with disabilities or those working as sex workers, although the Finance Ministry has given it millions of shekels for this purpose.

UN Committee Summons Israel to Explain Sweeping Asylum Rejections

Date: 24.9.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

A United Nations committee is demanding that Israel provide explanations regarding its policy toward asylum seekers, Haaretz has learned.

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