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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.

Israeli Ministry Got $10 Million to Help 500 Distressed Asylum Seekers. Only 28 Received Care

Date: 23.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

M. has been living on the street for nine months now, passing every season of the year under the open sky. At his age, 67, it’s not getting easier. “I look for places to sleep where I won’t be cold.

Israel to Reexamine 1,500 Sudanese Asylum Requests After Interviews Deemed 'Not In-depth Enough'

Date: 17.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Interior Ministry's Population and Immigration Authority has admitted to the High Court of Justice that its examination of requests for asylum in Israel by asylum seekers from the Darfur region of Sudan has not been sufficiently thorough.

'It’s as if You Israelis Forgot What You Went Through and Where You Came From'

Date: 17.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Itay Stern

On a very rainy evening in Tel Aviv last month, a few hundred people crowded into the cinematheque for the premiere of new Israeli TV series “Ir Miklat” (“Asylum City”).

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.

Murder of 12-year-old Girl Shows Human Rights in Israel Are Only for Jews

Date: 29.11.18 Source: Haaretz, Vered Lee

The murder of 12-year-old Silvana Tsegai in south Tel Aviv has shaken up the Eritrean asylum-seeker community in Israel, but it is far from the first case of a woman being murdered in that community.

High Court Gives Israel 30 Days to Check Darfurians’ Asylum Requests

Date: 30.10.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The High Court of Justice on Monday gave the state 30 days to submit a timetable and work plan for examining the asylum requests of Sudanese asylum seekers from the Darfur region.

Israel to Halt Humanitarian Status for Sudanese in Possible Prelude to Deportation

Date: 28.10.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and two key ministers have decided that the state will no longer grant so-called humanitarian status to asylum seekers from Sudan’s Darfur region, sources told Haaretz.

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

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