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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • South Sudan officials to help coordinate deportation

    June 13, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Officials from South Sudan are set to arrive in Israel to help coordinate the deportation of up to 1,500 of its citizens.

    At least 300 South Sudanese migrants reportedly have signed voluntary departure forms indicating their willingness to be repatriated to their home country,...

  • 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,”...

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  • Jerusalem court clears way for S. Sudanese migrants’ deportation

    June 7, 2012 | 8:11 am

    A Jerusalem court ruled that Israel could deport South Sudanese migrants who entered the country illegally.

    Thursday’s decision in Jerusalem District Court was in response to an appeal by NGOs representing African migrants. The appeal was filed after Israel’s Interior Minister Eli...

  • South Sudan, world’s youngest nation, develops unlikely friendship with Israel

    May 17, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    This city in the world’s newest country is not your typical Arabic-speaking capital.

    For one thing, most of the city’s inhabitants are Christian. For another, the Israeli flag is ubiquitous here.

    Miniature Israeli flags hang from car windshields and flutter at roadside stalls,...

  • IsraAID opens training program in South Sudan

    March 7, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    The Israeli nongovernmental organization IsraAID opened a training program to deal with gender-based violence for social workers in the fledgling country of South Sudan.

    Helen Murshalli, the South Sudanese minister of social development, inaugurated the program in Juba organized by...

  • South Sudan president makes lightening visit to Israel

    December 20, 2011 | 9:05 am

    The president of the new country of South Sudan arrived in Israel for a short working visit during which the possibility of repatriating Sudanese infiltrators to the country set to be discussed.

    Salva Kiir met Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who offered to...

  • Jerusalem formalizes South Sudan ties

    July 28, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Israel formally established relations with the new Republic of South Sudan.

    The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem announced Thursday the institution of ambassadorial-level ties with Juba “on the basis of equality, mutual respect and non interference in the internal affairs of one...

  • Jewish groups delivering aid to South Sudan

    July 12, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Jewish groups are delivering assistance to the newly established state of South Sudan.

    IsraAID: The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid, in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto and American Jewish Committee, are sending a humanitarian aid cargo to...