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Israel Ignoring or Mishandling 99.7 Percent of Asylum Requests, NGO Says

Date: 12.8.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Population and Immigration Authority failed to respond to or rejected without thoroughly examining 99.7 percent of asylum seeker requests filed from 2011 through 2019.

Asylum Seekers in Israel Forced to Make 'Unreasonable' Journey to Immigration Office

Date: 7.8.20 Source: Haatetz, Almog Ben Zikri

Asylum seekers in Eilat, Israel's southernmost city, can no longer get service from the its Population and Immigration Authority’s office, which is demanding that they make the long trip to its office in the central city of Bnei Brak instead, about a five-hour drive by bus.

Israel Denied Asylum Requests to Applicants Who Didn't Bring Interpreter at Own Expense

Date: 17.7.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

In violation of international law and its own guidelines, the Interior Ministry’s Population, Immigration and Border Authority has told asylum seekers to bring an interpreter, at their own expense, to their asylum hearing.

Israel Mulls Granting Asylum Seekers Residency Status if They Leave Tel Aviv

Date: 19.6.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Population and Immigration Authority has put together a new plan to encourage asylum seekers to leave Tel Aviv by offering temporary residency status to those who do so.

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

Amnesty International: Israel, Uganda deceiving asylum seekers

Date: 18.6.18 Source: ynet, Amir Alon

Amnesty International accused Israel of "cruel and illegal" transfers of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers in a report released Monday.

Israel to grant humanitarian status to 300 asylum seekers from Sudan

Date: 27.5.18 Source: The times of Israel, Melanie Lidman

Israel notified the High Court of Justice on Sunday that it will grant humanitarian status to 300 Sudanese refugees from the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, and Darfur regions of Sudan.

In religious Bnei Brak, Haredim show compassion for African asylum seekers

Date: 27.5.18 Source: The times of Israel, Melanie Lidman

The African asylum seeker issue may have faded from the headlines since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled forced deportations last month, but hundreds are

Israel blocks hundreds of asylum seekers from accessing their bank accounts

Date: 23.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Many asylum seekers have lost access to their bank accounts due to changes made to their visa numbers by the Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority.

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