Topic: Israel

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Jul 7, 2020

Taking the Lead in Emergency Assistance

Jul 7, 2020

Taking the Lead in Emergency Assistance HIAS has rapidly created systems to protect refugees facing emergencies and to deliver aid to them during the pandemic.

Apr 30, 2020

How Asylum Seekers In Israel Are Coping With COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020

How Asylum Seekers In Israel Are Coping With COVID-19 Before the COVID-19 pandemic, asylum seekers in Israel were leading precarious lives. Now, with the country on lockdown and jobs drying up, HIAS Israel County Director Sivan Carmel says it is harder than ever for asylum seekers to stay afloat.

Apr 24, 2020

HIAS Applauds the End of Israel’s Deposit Law

Apr 24, 2020

HIAS Applauds the End of Israel’s Deposit Law HIAS Applauds the End of Israel's Deposit Law Apr 24, 2020 TEL AVIV — On April 23, the Israeli Supreme Court struck down the country’s Deposit Law, which withheld 20 percent of asylum seekers’ salaries as an incentive for them to leave the country. HIAS applauds the Supreme Court’s decision, which will give asylum seekers and their […]

Mar 30, 2020

As COVID-19 Responses Threaten Refugee Rights, HIAS Pushes Back

Mar 30, 2020

As COVID-19 Responses Threaten Refugee Rights, HIAS Pushes Back As HIAS staff members around the world find safe ways to deliver vital services and care for clients, they are also fighting for the needs and rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the countries where HIAS operates.

Jan 7, 2019

HIAS Scholarships’ Effects Can Last for Years

Jan 7, 2019

HIAS Scholarships’ Effects Can Last for Years For more than 70 student immigrants who received scholarships from HIAS in Israel in December, the real impact of the awards may be felt for years to come.

Dec 26, 2018

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Challenges, Heartbreak, and Resolve

Dec 26, 2018

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Challenges, Heartbreak, and Resolve 2018 was a challenging year for HIAS as we continued our work of fighting for refugees and asylum seekers.

Oct 10, 2018

Darfuris in Israel Are Grateful, But Challenges Continue

Oct 10, 2018

Darfuris in Israel Are Grateful, But Challenges Continue These African asylum seekers are grateful, but still face challenges in Israel.

Apr 5, 2018

An Open Letter Concerning the Safety and Future of African Asylum Seekers

Apr 5, 2018

An Open Letter Concerning the Safety and Future of African Asylum Seekers In an open letter, 11 American Jewish organizations urge Prime Minister Netanyahu to pursue a humane solution for the 39,000 asylum seekers currently within Israel's borders.

Apr 2, 2018

HIAS Lauds Israel’s Decision to Cancel Deportation for Asylum Seekers

Apr 2, 2018

HIAS Lauds Israel’s Decision to Cancel Deportation for Asylum Seekers HIAS Lauds Israel’s Decision to Cancel Deportation for Asylum Seekers Apr 02, 2018 TEL AVIV, Israel—Today, the Government of Israel announced it would cancel its plan to deport tens of thousands of African asylum seekers. Instead, Israel said that it will partner with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to resettle more than […]

Mar 28, 2018

Ahead of Passover, Jews Rally for African Asylum Seekers

Mar 28, 2018

Ahead of Passover, Jews Rally for African Asylum Seekers On the evening of Tuesday, March 27, dozens of American Jews gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. to show solidarity with African asylum seekers in Israel facing deportation.