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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.

UN Refugee Envoy in Israel: Nixed Asylum Seekers Deal Still on the Table

Date: 23.12.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Israel has called on Israel to reconsider the agreement on asylum seekers that it signed in April 2018 and canceled the next day.

What About Israel’s Refugees?

Date: 17.12.19 Source: Haaretz (editorial)

The first Global Refugee Forum opened this week in Geneva. Organizations and countries from around the world sent delegates; Israel sent officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority.

Israeli Towns to Provide Welfare Funds for Asylum Seekers – Two Years Late

Date: 10.12.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israel's Finance Ministry earmarked funding for social services to asylum seekers more than two years ago, but the Labor Ministry never told the municipalities about it, according to documents filed this week with the High Court of Justice.

Connecting in the Kitchen: Israeli Initiative Brings Asylum Seekers and Locals Together Through Cooking Sessions

Date: 28.11.19 Source: Haaretz, Vered Lee

“Orange lentils, okra, eggplant, peppers, peanut spread, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions” – Haled Ahmed is presenting the ingredients of a meal that he will make along with 10 participants in his food workshop.

UN Panel Demands Answers From Israel on Failure to Protect Asylum Seekers

Date: 24.10.19 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

Israel must explain to the United Nations why only a minuscule proportion of asylum seekers here are granted refugee status, and why they cannot get permanent work permits or regular access to health and social service, a UN committee has stated.

Israel Admits Failure to Use Budgeted Funds to Aid At-risk Asylum Seekers

Date: 27.9.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Social Affairs Ministry has admitted that in the past two years it hasn’t provided any assistance to asylum seekers with disabilities or those working as sex workers, although the Finance Ministry has given it millions of shekels for this purpose.

UN Committee Summons Israel to Explain Sweeping Asylum Rejections

Date: 24.9.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

A United Nations committee is demanding that Israel provide explanations regarding its policy toward asylum seekers, Haaretz has learned.

Israeli City Blocks Children of Asylum Seekers From Enrolling in School, Defying Court Order

Date: 23.9.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Asylum seekers protest the city's refusal to allow their children to enroll in school, Petah Tikva, July 9, 2019.Tomer Appelbaum

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