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Deportation to a third country

How Israel Tried to Dump African Refugees in Blood-drenched Dictatorships

Date: 25.12.20 Source: Haaretz, Gidi Weitz and Hilo Glazer

During the course of 2017, a series of explosive letters landed in the Defense Ministry. They were sent by Amnon Zichroni, one of Israel’s top lawyers, who has since died. The texts were polite, matter-of-fact.

Israeli Program in Which Asylum Seekers Willingly Leave for Rwanda Is Frozen

Date: 25.7.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The voluntary exit program that has sent hundreds, possibly thousands, of African asylum seekers to Rwanda from Israel since 2014 has been frozen, Haaretz has learned.

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.”

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.

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

Principal chided for inviting New Israel Fund activist to lecture on asylum seekers

Date: 11.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Or Kashti

The Education Ministry has reprimanded a school principal who invited an activist from the U.S.-based New Israel Fund rights group to lecture students on the fight against deporting African asylum seekers.

How Israel’s secret refugee deals collapsed in the light of day

Date: 3.5.18 Source: News deeply, Yotam Gidron

ISRAEL’S AFRICA DIPLOMACY has long been characterized by a large degree of informality and secrecy, and the charade surrounding the transfer of refugees from Israel to Uganda and Rwanda is no exception.

In limbo, asylum seekers await government's next move

Date: 29.4.18 Source: +972, Joshua Leifer

The roughly 38,000 asylum seekers living in Israel, most of whom fled Eritrea and Sudan, again face an uncertain future.

Israel's asylum seeker deadlock

Date: 28.4.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Mark Weiss

The government's plan to deport African asylum seekers has hit a major snag: No African country is willing to accept them.

Israel courts East Africa states to resolve its migrant crisis

Date: 28.4.18 Source:  EastAfrican, Allan Olingo

Israel has abandoned a plan to forcibly deport African migrants, after failing to immediately find a willing country to take them in.


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