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Baby Dies in Unregulated Day Care in South Tel Aviv; City Failed to Use 70% of Funding for Facilities

Date: 17.1.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

A 7-month-old baby girl died in an unsupervised day care for the children of asylum seekers in south Tel Aviv Thursday morning. The cause of death has not been officially determined but it is believed the infant choked to death.

Tel Aviv Plan to Build School for Asylum Seekers' Children Instead of Park Draws Protests

Date: 2.1.20 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

The Tel Aviv Municipality’s planning committee approved a plan Wednesday to build a school for children of foreign workers in Levinsky Park near the central bus station. It would destroy the only green area in that part of the city.

Tel Aviv City Councilwoman Closes Off Soccer Field to Asylum Seekers

Date: 12.11.18 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

A Tel Aviv city councilwoman, on her own initiative, locked up a soccer field in the southern part of the city for several weeks to prevent asylum seekers from using it.

In Israel, African migrant families battle hunger, trauma

Date: 6.11.18 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation, via ynetnews

In the concrete bowels of a vast bus station in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, a group of children gathers in the evening to play and dance to songs blaring from a CD player.

Asylum-Seekers, or ‘Infiltrators’? Israel’s Identity Crisis Leaves African Migrants in Limbo

Date: 24.7.18 Source: World Politics Review, Yardena Schwartz
TEL AVIV—This free-spirited coastal city, known for its vibrant nightlife and liberal politics, often seems so different from the rest of Israel that many call it “the State of Tel Aviv.” Yet the different parts of Tel Aviv also offer stark contrasts, especially between th

Despite Netanyahu’s Promise, Israel Allots Only $7.7m to Rehabilitate South Tel Aviv

Date: 23.7.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron, Noa Landau and Bar Peleg

Despite the prime minister’s promise to pour hundreds of millions of shekels into south Tel Aviv, the cabinet this week approved just 28 million shekels ($7.7 million) over three years to rehabilitate the area’s troubled neigh

Deportation is not a solution: alternative ways of handling the refugee issue in Israel

Date: 15.6.18 Source: ASSAF and the Forum for Refugee Rights in Israel

This document was issued in Hebrew by the member organizations of the Forum for Refugee Rights (ASSAF - Aid Organization for Refugees, Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, Amnesty International, Physicians for Human Rights, Kav La'Oved (Worker's Hotline) and ARDC - African

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