Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel


The South Sudanese Children Who Dream in Hebrew in Uganda’s Capital

Date: 23.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Uzi Dann

Rami Gudovitch zips around from yard to classroom to dining room to the school entrance, not resting for a moment. He has come to visit “his” kids and it’s hard to say who is more excited, he or they.

Look at My Mother. This Is Where Israel Is Deporting Us

Date: 16.1.18 Source: Haaretz, Christina Batista 

We came to Israel from Egypt in 2007. I was six years old and my sister Viola was 12. We walked by foot through the desert. Mum was pregnant and dad supported her. Walking was hard.

US Announces Sanctions Authority in South Sudan

Date: 3.4.14 Source: Wall Street Journal, Samuel Rubenfeld

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Thursday that authorizes Washington to impose sanctions on those causing conflict in South Sudan.

Deportation of South Sudanese from Israel

Date: 10.9.13 Source: FMR MAGAZINE
Israel’s aggressive campaign of arrest and deportation of South Sudanese asylum seekers contravenes the principle of non-refoulement and international standards for voluntary, dignified return. By Laurie Lijnders, FMR MAGAZINE (English)

World Refugee Day marked almost a year after first S. Sudan deportation from Tel Aviv

Date: 20.6.13 Source: The Jerusalem Post
When Orit Marom of the refugee aid organization ASSAF visited the Reece family in Gambela, Ethiopia, during Passover in April, it took her back to the fall of 2008, when she first met the family taking shelter in a south Tel Aviv church. By BEN HARTMAN


On 31.01.12, the then Minister of the Interior, Eli Yishai, decided to order the entire South Sudanese community in Israel to leave the country by the end of March 2012. Although that community constituted a small proportion of the asylum-seekers in Israel (700-1,000, including more than 400 children), the deportation began in June 2012, after rejection of the administrative petition submitted by Assaf and other human rights organizations against withdrawal of group protection from South Sudanese asylum-seekers and after a public campaign conducted by the Association against the deportation.


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