Topic: Israel

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Mar 7, 2018

Purim Reflections from a Deportation Hearing in Israel

Mar 7, 2018

Purim Reflections from a Deportation Hearing in Israel We met Daniel in line for his deportation interview. As a representative of HIAS, I was allowed to accompany him inside. Unfortunately, all of his arguments were rejected as not reaching the accepted criteria for such an exemption.

Feb 26, 2018

Opposition to Israel’s Deportation Plans Gathers Strength

Feb 26, 2018

Opposition to Israel’s Deportation Plans Gathers Strength Over 20,000 people gathered in South Tel Aviv on Saturday, February 24, to demonstrate against the Israeli government's plans to forcibly deport African refugees and asylum seekers

Feb 14, 2018

Responding to the Prime Minister’s Office on African Asylum Seekers

Feb 14, 2018

Responding to the Prime Minister’s Office on African Asylum Seekers As part of the effort to provide additional context and accuracy to the points distributed by the Prime Minister's Office, HIAS has compiled the following document separating myth from fact.

Jan 15, 2018

HIAS and ADL Raise Grave Concerns Over Deportation of Asylum Seekers from Israel

Jan 15, 2018

HIAS and ADL Raise Grave Concerns Over Deportation of Asylum Seekers from Israel HIAS and ADL penned an open letter to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, urging him to refrain from deporting tens of thousands of African asylum seekers.

Jan 8, 2018

HIAS Calls for Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

Jan 8, 2018

HIAS Calls for Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel HIAS Calls for Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel Jan 08, 2018 SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Government of Israel recently announced its plans to imprison or potentially deport tens of thousands of Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers unless they leave voluntarily before April. The ultimatum follows a mounting campaign of escalation on the part […]

Dec 7, 2017

Israel’s Latest Measures Against African Asylum Seekers Face Renewed Opposition

Dec 7, 2017

Israel’s Latest Measures Against African Asylum Seekers Face Renewed Opposition “There has always been a campaign of social and political marginalization on the part of the Israeli government,” explained Sivan Carmel, country director for HIAS Israel, “but this is an escalation.”

Aug 28, 2017

HIAS Responds to Israel’s Supreme Court Ruling on African Asylum Seekers

Aug 28, 2017

HIAS Responds to Israel’s Supreme Court Ruling on African Asylum Seekers HIAS Responds to Israel’s Supreme Court Ruling on African Asylum Seekers Aug 28, 2017 SILVER SPRING, Md.—Today, Israel’s Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the government to continue deporting African asylum seekers, while also limiting the detention of asylum seekers refusing “voluntary deportation” to a maximum of two months. In response, Mark Hetfield, President and […]

Jul 10, 2017

Strategic Litigation Brings Results for HIAS Israel, and Hope to Asylum Seekers

Jul 10, 2017

Strategic Litigation Brings Results for HIAS Israel, and Hope to Asylum Seekers HIAS Israel and its network of attorneys are working toward meaningful change in how the country treats the refugees within its borders, making asylum more accessible to those in need of protection.

Jul 25, 2016

Stories of Strength, Survival and Success: Asylum Seekers in Israel

Jul 25, 2016

Stories of Strength, Survival and Success: Asylum Seekers in Israel After escaping persecution in Eritrea, Asmait made her way to Israel, where she became a custodian in a neighborhood school. Despite her hard work, the students teased her ruthlessly. Their attitudes changed only after a teacher asked Asmait to share her story with them. “It felt strengthening,” explained Asmait. “I knew then that the reason people are not happy to see us is just because they do not know our story.”

Jun 23, 2016

Photos: See How Refugees Around the World Celebrate World Refugee Day

Jun 23, 2016

Photos: See How Refugees Around the World Celebrate World Refugee Day On June 20, 2016, World Refugee Day celebrations around the world honored the bravery and perseverance of the millions of men, women and children who are refugees today—and also provided an opportunity for refugees themselves to have a bit of fun.