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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.

'They are in a state of in-between': What life is like for Sudanese refugees in Israel

Date: 14.5.18 Source: Pacific Standard, Kenneth R. Rosen

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The two men, Naji and Abrahiem, refugee and local friend, drove in a state of worry through the night across the Sinai desert in Egypt. It was June 6th, 2004. They were headed for Israel.

What it means to be an African migrant deported from Israel

Date: 19.4.18 Source: okay Africa, Tiffany Thomas

Meles Ghirmay remembers every moment leading up to his deportation from Israel.

"I was hopeful and thinking that they would give me a visa," the Eritrean asylum seeker says softly over the phone from Kampala, Uganda.

The South Sudanese Children Who Dream in Hebrew in Uganda’s Capital

Date: 23.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Uzi Dann

Rami Gudovitch zips around from yard to classroom to dining room to the school entrance, not resting for a moment. He has come to visit “his” kids and it’s hard to say who is more excited, he or they.

How a Sudanese Asylum Seeker Caught the Acting Bug in Holot

Date: 17.3.18 Source: haaretz, Ofer Perlman

“Wow, wow, wow,” says Omad Shakour, putting aside the cigarette that went out a while ago. “My whole body was trembling. I was sweating like crazy. I could barely talk; my throat was completely dry.”

Winnipeggers reach to Israel

Date: 16.3.18 Source: Jewish Independent, Rebeca Kuropatwa

Soon after Samara Carroll returned from a yearlong program in Israel, she took action to help African asylum seekers in Israel come to Canada.

The future of Israel’s ‘dreamers’

Date: 5.3.18 Source: The washington post, Corinna Kern

Raised and schooled in Israel, these young Africans could be sent back to a country they don’t know.

Asylum Seekers Deported from Israel to Rwanda Warn Those Remaining: "Don't Come Here"

Date: 2.2.18 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior

It’s been four years since the life of Goitom, 28, from Eritrea changed dramatically. When he came to renew his residency visa in Israel, an immigration official told him he had to report to the Holot detention facility. At that time, people were being kept there indefinitely.

Look at My Mother. This Is Where Israel Is Deporting Us

Date: 16.1.18 Source: Haaretz, Christina Batista 

We came to Israel from Egypt in 2007. I was six years old and my sister Viola was 12. We walked by foot through the desert. Mum was pregnant and dad supported her. Walking was hard.

A pro-Israel philanthropist is furious at the country’s treatment of African refugees

Date: 9.1.18 Source: JTA,  Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Yikealo Beyene’s story is — up to a point — perfect feel-good fodder for a Saturday morning talk at synagogue.


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