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Apr 3, 2015, 12:30 PM
Deportations and Deadlines
Israel has recently announced that all Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers are to be deported to a third country. Officially, anyone who agrees to go to an unnamed third country in Africa within a month can do so. $3,500...
Mar 29, 2013, 5:55 PM
MK Miri Regev declared in the beginning of the Passover holiday that all who entered the country without prior authorization, including Sudanese and Eritreans, should prepare to “go home”. The word "home" is used quite a lot by Israeli politicians...
Mar 4, 2013, 5:16 PM
CEO in Jewish Agency: Don’t Volunteer in Africa
Dr. Misha Galperin, the president and CEO of international development for The Jewish Agency for Israel, is worried about securing Jewish continuity. One solution is to encourage Jewish service learning programs in Israel, where participants spend an extended amount...
Jan 2, 2013, 1:07 PM
Self-deportation: Sudan style
The Israeli government has figured out how to get rid of Sudanese refugees without really deporting them
Sep 6, 2012, 7:28 PM
African Refugees Resettled from Israel to the United States
I recently spoke with two refugees who were resettled to the United States after being denied refugee status in Israel. Both had spent significant amounts of time in prison in Israel, one learning completely fluent Hebrew over the course...
Aug 6, 2012, 1:31 AM
Don’t Mention Jews/Africans: How to Campaign for Refugees
In the 1940s American Jews campaigning for the resettlement of Displaced Persons (DPs) in Europe who had survived the holocaust avoided mentioning Jews. This was because the American public was relatively intolerant in 1945, as outlined in Loescher and Scanlan's...
Jul 29, 2012, 1:20 AM
Deportation, Corporal Punishment, and Asylum
On 20 June the organizations ASSAF, the Hotline for Migrant Workers and the Association of Civil Rights in Israel, petitioned against the reuniting of children with their abusive parents in order for them to be deported. The details can be...
Jul 23, 2012, 11:08 PM
Denying the Right of Appeal for Asylum Seekers
A new Knesset bill denies the right of asylum seekers to appeal the decision of border authorities.The Ministry of Interior claims that all can re-apply for refugee status after they have been deported. Yet, the more flawed the Refugee Status...
Jul 20, 2012, 12:16 AM
Making Remittances Illegal May Encourage Migration to Israel
A recent draft law outlaws money remittances from migrants in Israel back to families in their countries of origin. The goal of the law is to reduce “the economic incentive” of migration to Israel, according to the Justice Ministry....
Mollie Gerver is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics where she researches the repatriation and resettlement of African migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in Israel.