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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Small Legal Victory for African Asylum Seekers in Israel

    By Jeremy Elster

    May 25, 2014 | 5:45 am

    Last Wednesday, May 21st, the Israeli Supreme Court heard an appeal on behalf of Mutasim Ali, the Director of the African Refugee Development Center in Tel Aviv and a representative of the Refugee community in Israel. Ali and his lawyer, Attorney Asaf Weitzen of Hotline for...

  • WATCH: Refugee Passover Seder in Holot

    By Jeremy Elster

    May 13, 2014 | 5:01 am

    Last month, Jews around the world celebrated the holiday of Passover. At our Seder tables, we retell the story of the Israelites exodus from Egypt and liberation from slavery and oppression. Since 2007, Israelis and Internationals have organized annual "Refugee Seders" to recognize...

  • WATCH: English Language Social Order Magazine Edition 4

    By Jeremy Elster

    May 12, 2014 | 5:00 am

    In this edition of Israel Social TV's English langage Social Order Magazine, we examine:

    1. In response to Israeli fears over the Palestinian Authority acceding to 15 international treaties before becoming a state, Israel Social TV wonders who else asked to join international...

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

    By Maya Paley

    April 7, 2014 | 3:52 pm

    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...

  • Tel Aviv as a “City of Refuge”?

    By Jeremy Elster

    March 6, 2014 | 5:30 am

    On February 20th, a panel comprised of individuals with diverse viewpoints spoke on how to create political solutions to the challenges facing African Asylum Seekers in Israel. On the panel sat Orit Marom, Public Awareness and Advocacy Program Director of ASSAF, Maariv columnist...

  • No easy way out for African migrants in Israeli desert detention

    February 14, 2014 | 8:35 am

    A compound of one-story buildings deep in the southern Israeli desert is now home to some 400 African migrants who face the prospect of being held in custody indefinitely.

    The detainees in what the authorities call an "open" detention centre are allowed to leave for a few hours...

  • New Israeli detention center falls flat

    December 17, 2013 | 9:56 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    After three days of walking in the cold and snow, many of them on hunger strike, 150 African asylum seekers were forced onto buses and taken back to the new detention center in the Negev desert. The detainees say they want...