Topic: Israel

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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.

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.”

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