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  • Court frees scores of Eritrean, Sudanese asylum seekers in Israel

    November 10, 2014 | 2:47 pm

    Israel will release 138 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers who the nation’s Supreme Court ruled were being held illegally.

    Thursday’s ruling was in response to a petition filed by the nonprofit organization The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants.

    Following the decision, the...

  • Israel forced to rethink ‘unconstitutional’ African expulsion plan

    By Simone Wilson

    October 1, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    A historic 216-page ruling handed down on Sept. 22 by the Supreme Court of Israel marks a breakthrough for the young country’s muddled migrant and refugee law.

    In their decision, seven members of the nine-justice panel struck down a recent amendment to Israel’s decades-old...

  • Exodus to Egypt? Why African migrants marched on Israel’s border

    July 1, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    For two years, Israel’s government has been encouraging its population of African migrants to leave the country.

    But when 1,000 Eritreans and Sudanese marched on Israel’s southwestern border on Friday, they couldn’t get through to Egypt. After two days of camping out in protest...

  • 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...

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