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High Court Orders Israel to Process Darfuri Asylum Requests by End of Year

Date: 25.4.21 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The High Court of Justice gave the state until the end of the year to decide on the asylum applications of refugees from Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile region. If the deadline is not met, the asylum seekers will receive temporary residency.

My Brother, a U.S. Citizen, Was Murdered in Darfur. Departure of Peacekeepers Is a Travesty

Date: 22.2.21 Source: Haaretz, Usumain Baraka and Emily Zoffer

About a month ago, approximately 150 innocent people were murdered in the city of El Geneina in West Darfur, Sudan. This massacre came just weeks after United Nations peacekeepers left the region, despite clear signs that increased violence would be the inevitable result of the withdrawal.

Israel's Normalization Deal With Sudan Won't See Asylum Seekers Deported, Top Official Says

Date: 6.1.21 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israel does not intend to deport Sudanese asylum seekers after signing its normalization agreement with Khartoum, the head of the Population and Immigration Authority said Tuesday.

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.

The Kafkaesque World of Sudanese Refugees in Israel

Date: 10.12.20 Source: Foreign Policy, Isma'il Kushkush

On Oct. 23, U.S. President Donald Trump announced from his office in the White House a normalization agreement between Israel and Sudan.

Israel-Sudan Agreement Will Ease Deportation of Asylum Seekers, Sources Say

Date: 25.10.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The planned normalization of relations with Sudan will facilitate the repatriation of asylum seekers back to that northeast African country, sources in Israel say.

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.

Sudan crisis: Activists killed by paramilitary group

Date: 7.6.19 Source: BBC News

A government official has admitted to 46 people being killed by paramilitaries during pro-democracy protests in the capital Khartoum.


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