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  • Bechol Dor Va’Dor: How You Can Make a Difference this Passover

    By Maya Paley

    2 weeks ago

    In every generation one is obligated to view oneself as though one personally came out of Egypt.” –Haggadah

    Bechol dor va dor chayav adam lir’ot et atzmo ke’ilu hu yatza mi’mitzraim.

    I sing that song every year during the Passover Seder. It has always had an effect on me,...

  • Leaving Israel, Africans face detention, possibly death

    By Simone Wilson

    March 11, 2014 | 5:31 pm

    “When the conflict started in the Darfur region and we came to Israel, all the people knew why,” said Yeman Adam, a 30-year-old Sudanese asylum seeker who fled to Israel in 2008. “The media was making comparisons between the Holocaust and Darfur genocide, and the Israeli government...

  • ‘You’ll be free. Welcome!’: Seeking asylum

    By Simone Wilson

    January 16, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    Daniel Angosom was just 18 when he escaped a lifetime of compulsory army service in Eritrea, fleeing to Sudan through his country’s northern border. It was in Sudan, while working as a cattle herder, that Angosom — like thousands of African asylum seekers before him — was kidnapped...

  • Thousands of African migrants protest outside Israeli parliament

    January 8, 2014 | 4:48 pm

    More than 10,000 African migrants demonstrated outside Israel's parliament on Wednesday, extending protests into a fourth consecutive day in a quest for recognition as refugees and freedom to work legally without fear of incarceration.

    Their presence in a Jewish state that took...

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  • World Refugee Day in Tel Aviv: Africans send hidden message to aid organizations

    By Simone Wilson

    June 24, 2013 | 12:31 pm

    The 40 or so African asylum seekers — majority Eritrean and Sudanese — who sang, danced and waved their flags at the World Refugee Day event in Tel Aviv last Thursday seemed full of pride and momentary joy. The event, sponsored by various aid organizations, including Amnesty...

  • NGO: Eritrean asylum seekers pressured to leave Israel

    February 15, 2013 | 5:17 am

    Israel attempted to deport 25 Eritrean asylum seekers in violation of international conventions, according to an Israeli NGO supporting the rights of migrants.

    A group of some 25 Eritrean refugees were pressured by Israeli immigration officials to sign a declaration saying they...

  • Israel’s refugee crisis: How about a Jewish response?

    June 25, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    What shall be done about the large number of non-citizens who dwell in Israel?  This question is no longer merely vexing; it is urgent, inflammatory, sometimes violent, often vulgar.

    The ger has a long and detailed history in Jewish texts and thought.  Its conventional translation...

  • Fire at apartment of Eritrean migrants called arson

    June 4, 2012 | 10:35 am

    A Jerusalem apartment home to migrant workers from Eritrea was set on fire.

    Ten Eritreans were rescued from the burning apartment early Monday morning; four were injured in the blaze.

    An initial investigation by the Jerusalem Fire Department found that the fire was the result of...

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