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A dirty policy

Date: 27.12.20 Source: Haaretz, editorial

Israel continues to sink to new lows in its attitude toward the weaker members of society. Every time it seems that it can go no lower, the state finds a new nadir of despicability.

Some 80 Percent of Asylum Seekers in Israel Are Out of Work, Lack Health Insurance

Date: 26.10.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Almaz (not her real name) is a single mother of three who has been in Israel for a decade. She has long accustomed herself to the Deposit Law that garnished 20 percent of her salary, the lack of official status, health insurance and welfare services, and the racism at every turn.

Israeli Ministry Refuses to Help Asylum Seekers Retrieve Money Stolen by Employers

Date: 25.10.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israel’s Labor and Social Affairs Minister Itzik Shmuli has rejected proposals to aid asylum seekers in receiving the deposits their employers deducted from their salaries and kept to themselves illegally, Haaretz has learned.

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? 

Enforcement of the Deposit Law for Asylum Seekers (November 2018)

Date: 1.12.18 Source: ASSAF; The Refugee Rights Forum

An update ahead of the hearing on November 5, 2018 in the Knesset Interior Committee on the enforcement of the Deposit Law.

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