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Opinion | Israel’s Interior Minister Knows She Can’t Deport the Asylum Seekers

Date: 9.7.21 Source: Haaretz, Vered Lee

When Ayelet Shaked became interior minister, she used xenophobic terminology to declare she would act to return asylum seekers to their countries of origin and encourage their “voluntary return” to a third country.

Israel downgraded in State Department human trafficking report

Date: 2.7.21 Source: The Times of Israel, Amy Spiro

Israel was downgraded from Tier 1 to Tier 2 in a report on human trafficking released by the US State Department on Thursday.

Israel Was Asked to Reexamine 3,000 Asylum Requests This Year. It Granted One

Date: 21.6.21 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg and Netael Bandel

Israel has approved just one out of 3,000 asylum requests from Eritrean refugees in the past six months, reviewing a mere 103 cases despite being ordered to examine the cases by the attorney general two years ago.

Amid pandemic, number of people forced to flee homes has risen, says U.N.

Date: 18.6.21 Source: Reuters

NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) - The number of people forced to flee their homes due to conflict, persecution and human rights abuses has doubled in the past decade to reach 82.4 million at the end of last year, the United Nations said on Friday.

Israel's New Interior Minister Vows to Push for Repatriation of 'Infiltrators'

Date: 14.6.21 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

Israel’s new interior minister, Ayelet Shaked, said on Monday that she would move to return asylum seekers to their countries of origin and to persuade them to voluntarily leave Israel for a third country.

Refugees, Migrant Workers’ Aid Requests in Tel Aviv Soar Amid COVID

Date: 4.5.21 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

Asylum seekers and migrant worker’s aid requests have more than doubled in Tel Aviv during 2020, a report by the city’s aid and information center for migrant workers and refugees, Mesila, shows.

High Court Orders Israel to Process Darfuri Asylum Requests by End of Year

Date: 25.4.21 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The High Court of Justice gave the state until the end of the year to decide on the asylum applications of refugees from Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile region. If the deadline is not met, the asylum seekers will receive temporary residency.

Editorial | Israel, Help Those Going Hungry

Date: 6.3.21 Source: Haaretz, Editorial

The data from the survey by the Health Ministry in cooperation with the Tel Aviv municipality, which shows the level of food security of asylum seekers living in south Tel Aviv, is a badge of shame for Israel. There is a severe humanitarian crisis right in Tel Aviv’s backyard.

86 Percent of Tel Aviv Asylum Seekers Lack Food Security, First Official Survey Finds

Date: 5.3.21 Source: Haaretz, Or Kashti

Fully 86 percent of asylum seekers in Tel Aviv say they suffer from food insecurity, including 54 percent who show signs of actual hunger, according to the first survey ever conducted on this issue.

Editorial | Guatemala’s Poor Come First

Date: 25.2.21 Source: Haaretz, Editorial

Two weeks ago, the Health Ministry made the correct decision from the standpoint of both morality and health when it opened a coronavirus vaccination clinic in Tel Aviv’s Neveh Sha’anan neighborhood for people with no legal status in Israel.


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