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  • Will German welcome of refugees come at Jews’ expense?

    September 21, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    The migrants sit slumped together on the sidewalk outside the State Office for Health and Social Affairs here, resting on donated sleeping bags, clutching food handouts, smoking, sleeping, fiddling with their cellphones.

    They have come to this city by the tens of thousands,...

  • Israel Supreme Court: Holot illegal, Africans jailed in desert must be freed within 90 days

    By Simone Wilson

    September 22, 2014 | 10:13 am

    The Supreme Court of Israel ruled this evening to close a desert prison called Holot, a facility that Israeli lawmakers created last December to indefinitely hold African asylum seekers who had "infiltrated" the border.

    According to the whopping 216-page decision on the...

  • Asylum seekers’ “undecided” status – will our govt finally reach a solution?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 8, 2014 | 9:30 am

    In the past four days, thousands of African migrants are striking and protesting in the streets of Tel-Aviv. Many of them work illegally as dishwashers or janitors, and them striking directly affects many businesses and thus – draw a lot of attention. So far, protests involving...

  • Protesting African migrants sent back to Israeli detention center

    December 17, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Israeli police on Tuesday sent back to custody about 150 African migrants who had abandoned a desert detention center in protest against a new law allowing them to be kept there indefinitely.

    Aided by rights groups, the migrants had travelled to Jerusalem to demonstrate outside...

  • Knesset passes migrant detention amendment

    December 10, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Israel’s Knesset passed legislation that will allow the state to detain illegal migrants without trial for one year.

    The legislation, an amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Law, passed its final readings in the Israeli parliament late Monday night by a vote of 30-15 following a...

  • Bill on Israel’s African migrants has their advocates crying foul

    December 2, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    A long chain-link fence with barbed wire seems to rise up out of the desert at the new Sadot facility in Israel for African migrants.

    Situated along Israel’s barren border with Egypt and across the street from the notorious Ketziot Prison, which houses thousands of Palestinian...

  • Israel’s Cabinet OKs $124 million plan to deal with illegal migrants

    November 25, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Israel’s Cabinet allocated nearly $124 million to a plan designed to have illegal African migrants return to their countries of origin.

    Most of the money allocated from the plan approved unanimously on Sunday will go toward building a new migrant detention center in southern...

  • African migrants remain trapped at border following hearing

    September 6, 2012 | 9:15 am

    A group of African migrants remain trapped at the border with Egypt after Israel's Supreme Court decided to hold another hearing next week on their situation.

    The decision to hold a second hearing was made at a court hearing on Thursday. The hearings are in response to a...

  • Israel deports 150 more South Sudanese

    June 26, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Israel deported 150 more migrants from South Sudan.

    A plane loaded with the African migrants, which Israel calls illegal infiltrators, left Israel for South Sudan on June 25. Some 120 South Sudanese migrants had left Israel last week.

    The migrants reportedly are leaving voluntarily...

  • Tutu reaches out to Jewish journalist upset with Israel over migrants

    June 25, 2012 | 10:20 am

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu responded to the outrage of a Jewish journalist in Cape Town over Israel’s policy toward African immigrants.

    Tutu responded to a public letter by Cape Town Jewish journalist Moira Levy, who had condemned Israel’s move to deport illegal African migrants. Levy...

  • Israel begins repatriating South Sudanese migrants

    June 17, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    A planeload of 120 illegal migrants was scheduled to leave Israel for repatriation in South Sudan.

    The migrants reportedly began boarding buses Sunday afternoon headed for Ben Gurion Airport for a flight that evening.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the...

  • Out of Israel, back to Africa

    June 12, 2012 | 8:46 am

    African migrants chosen for deportation from Israel were nervously awaiting a knock on the door or a tap on the shoulder on Tuesday as immigration officials rounded up hundreds for departure flights due to begin at the weekend.

    “The people are very tense. It’s pretty traumatic,”...

  • Give Israeli migrants absentee voting rights, Jerusalem institute recommends

    March 28, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Israel should give Israeli migrants absentee voting rights for their first four years abroad and finance schools for the children of Israelis in the Diaspora, a new policy paper recommends.

    The policy paper released this week by the Jewish People Policy Institute based in Jerusalem...

  • Israel deports 150 African migrants

    December 14, 2010 | 11:03 am

    Israel sent 150 Sudanese migrants back to their home country.

    The deportees, who left late Monday night, will fly through a third country on their way back. Sudan would not take them back directly since the African nation is technically at war with Israel.

    Israeli officials...

  • Illegal African migrants killed crossing to Israel

    August 16, 2010 | 10:47 am

    Six African migrants attempting to cross into Israel were killed by their smugglers and by Egyptian forces.

    The smugglers opened fire last Friday following an altercation over the fee to help about 100 migrants cross the border into Israel, killing four, according to reports. Two...

  • Rushdie’s ‘Clown’ No Laughing Matter

    By Gina Nahai

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Shalimar the Clown : A Novel," by Salman Rushdie (Random House, 2005).

    Salman Rushdie is at Disney Hall, addressing a near-capacity audience as part of the Music Center's 2006 Speaker Series. He has come this March 1 evening to talk about politics and art, truth and...