Topic: Israel

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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.

Mar 10, 2016

Award ‘Makes Studying Possible’ for Student Olim in Israel

Mar 10, 2016

Award ‘Makes Studying Possible’ for Student Olim in Israel Winners of the HIAS Israel Scholarship for Student Olim are Jews from all across the globe who have chosen to make their home in Israel. “Many of them come to Israel alone, leaving behind family in other countries. They don’t have the natural support network that most students have. What makes this award special is that while it helps them financially, it also gives them that feeling that we are their support. We become their network.”

Sep 17, 2015

Promoting a Pro Bono Culture in Israel

Sep 17, 2015

Promoting a Pro Bono Culture in Israel HIAS Israel Director Sivan Carmel urges lawyers to consider the benefits of pro-bono work with refugees and asylum seekers. "If you join our program you will probably not change the world, but you can make a real difference in the life of one person, of one family."

Sep 3, 2015

Legal Fellows Fight Eritrean Grandfather’s Detention

Sep 3, 2015

Legal Fellows Fight Eritrean Grandfather’s Detention Gebre* thought that fleeing the chaos in Eritrea would keep his family safe. That hope was shattered in July of 2012, when a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the Jerusalem apartment Gebre's daughter (seven months pregnant at the time) and son-in-law share. The two were badly injured and extremely traumatized. The attack was just one in a string of xenophobic attacks against African migrants in Israel.

Aug 28, 2015

J. Weekly: Troubled Road Ahead for Israel’s African Migrants

Aug 28, 2015

J. Weekly: Troubled Road Ahead for Israel’s African Migrants J. Weekly: Troubled Road Ahead for Israel’s African Migrants Aug 28, 2015 In an August 27 story on Israel's release of 1,200 african migrants from the Holot detention center, J. Weekly cites concerns raised jointly by HIAS and the Reform movement, who issued a statement earlier this month calling on the Israeli government to re-examine its asylum […]

Aug 17, 2015

Reform Movement ‘Deeply Concerned’ about Israel’s African Asylum Policy

Aug 17, 2015

Reform Movement ‘Deeply Concerned’ about Israel’s African Asylum Policy Reform Movement 'Deeply Concerned' about Israel's African Asylum Policy By HIAS.org Aug 17, 2015 "The Reform movement and Jewish refugee agency HIAS called on the Israeli government to re-examine its asylum policy for African migrants," The Forward wrote in an August 14 article. The story quotes Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of HIAS, saying, in part: “We are […]

Aug 14, 2015

URJ, HIAS & IMPJ Call on Israel to Recognize Refugees

Aug 14, 2015

URJ, HIAS & IMPJ Call on Israel to Recognize Refugees URJ, HIAS & IMPJ Call on Israel to Recognize Refugees Aug 14, 2015 Reform Movement and HIAS Urge Israel to Do More to Protect Asylum Seekers   NEW YORK — The Union for Reform Judaism, the North American Reform Jewish movement, the largest movement in Jewish life today and HIAS, the 130 year old global refugee agency of […]

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