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Israeli Soldier, Prison Guard Acquitted in Death of Asylum Seeker They Mistook for Terroris

Date: 20.7.20 Source: Haaretz, Almog Ben Zikri

An Israeli court acquitted on Monday two men who were charged with beating to death an Eritrean asylum seeker in 2015.  

Rejecting State's Appeal, Israeli Top Court Ruling Removes Hurdles to Asylum Requests

Date: 7.7.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to hear the Interior Ministry’s appeal of its precedent-setting ruling that shifted the burden of proving the future safety of a family of asylum seekers if they are repatriated to their home country.

This Sudanese Asylum Seeker From Tel Aviv Could Be Competing in Next Year's Olympics

Date: 4.7.20 Source: Haaretz, Allison Kaplan Sommer

Much ink has been spilled on the deep disappointment of athletes who had trained hard for years, looking forward to competing in this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, but then had their dreams put on hold when the Games were postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Israeli City Won’t Enroll Children of Asylum Seekers in Schools, Flouting Court Ruling Again

Date: 2.6.20 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

The Petah Tikva municipality is refusing to register children of asylum seekers in the city’s schools and preschools, in defiance of a court ruling from last year and the Education Ministry’s demands.

The Eritrean cooking course teaching Israelis about asylum seekers

Date: 7.5.20 Source: JPost, Linda Gardstein

When Asmait Merhatsion, 30, was in prison in Eritrea, she never dreamed someday she would be teaching Israelis in Tel Aviv how to cook Eritrean food.

Portrait of a crisis: Asylum seekers in south Tel Aviv facing coronavirus

Date: 30.4.20 Source: +972 Mag, Oren Ziv

Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in Israel, the plight of African asylum seekers, who are not entitled to assistance from the Israeli government, has been amplified.

Corona does not discriminate (video)

Date: 7.4.20 Source: Social TV, Adi Toldeano

For asylum seekers in Israel, the state's support systems are not a source of aid. Refugees are not eligible for Social Security or allowances and find it difficult to find guidelines in their language. So how can one deal with the coronavirus in such a reality? 

As coronavirus spreads, asylum seekers in Israel are on the brink of catastrophe

Date: 18.3.20 Source: +972 Mag, Oren Ziv

Asylum seekers in Israel are “on the brink of catastrophe” according to community members and activists, as the number of infections from the novel coronavirus in the country continues to climb.

What is behind Israel’s warming ties to Sudan?

Date: 1.3.20 Source: +972 Mag, Inbal Ben Yehuda

A meeting last month between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the interim leader of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, caused widespread uproar over the perceived normalization of ties between the two countries.

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.

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