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1,000 Social Workers Demand Israel Allow Them to Provide Service to Asylum Seekers

Date: 10.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Some 1,000 social workers signed a letter to the social affairs minister asking that they be allowed to provide services to asylum seekers.

New UN Refugee Representative: If Israel Doesn't Act Now, It Will Fail This Generation

Date: 1.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The UN Refugee Agency’s new representative in Israel says he’s greatly concerned about asylum seekers’ uncertain status in the country – an intolerable situation for anyone who believes in humanism and human dignity, as he put it.  

Israel’s Only Refugee Mental Health Clinic Works in Shadow of Closure

Date: 19.6.18 Source: Refugees deeply, Isma’il Kushkush

AN ENGRAVED POEM in Hebrew near the entrance of the drab government building in Jaffa, Israel, is the only clue as to what goes on inside. It reads:

The businessman's solution to Israel's migrant crisis

Date: 19.6.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Tamara Zieve

It’s been over two months since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted a new plan for Israel’s migrants only to cancel it less than 24 hours later.

Since then, not much has been heard about the path forward.

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.

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.

In Tel Aviv’s African neighborhood, asylum seekers strive for normal life

Date: 18.6.18 Source: stl jewish light, Ben Sales
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Sudanese pizza restaurant is nearly empty on this weekday afternoon, but that doesn’t seem to bother its owner, Yakoub Al-Aldoum, who happily cooks goulash in a small, square kitchen.

Pizza, his specialty, will go into the

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 blasts Israel's ‘cruel’ migrant deportations

Date: 18.6.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Tamara Zieve

Amnesty International slammed Israel for its deportations and “voluntary” transfers of African migrants in a report on Monday, titled: “Forced and Unlawful: Israel’s Deportations of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum-Seekers to Uganda.”

A Darfurian asylum seeker escaped to an Israel that doesn’t want him

Date: 14.6.18 Source: The times of Israel, Tracy Frydberg

JTA — Jack has one of those smiles that even the coldest of souls would feel obliged to mirror.


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