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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.

Israeli Interior Minister Confirms Israel Has Renewed Contacts With UN Over Asylum-seeker Deal

Date: 10.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Jonathan Lis and Lee Yaron

The government is in contact with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in an attempt to reach a new agreement on the status and departure African asylum seekers in Israel, Interior Minister Arye Dery told the State Control Committee on Wednesday morning.

Israel approved 0.09% of asylum requests over past nine years

Date: 9.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

State Comptroller Joseph Shapira harshly criticized Israel’s handling of asylum requests in his annual report Tuesday, noting that since 2009 only 52 of the 55,433 requests submitted had been granted.

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