Who Are You Calling a Refugee?30 January 2014
Tel Aviv restaurant, coffee shop, and bar owners joined together with African refugees for a day of celebration and bridge-building.Read More
Asylum Seeker Protests Exploited to Undermine Israeli Democracy Advocates16 January 2014
A right-wing campaign is launched following the historical African refugee protests in Tel Aviv.Read More
Update on Treatment of African Asylum Seekers in Israel15 January 2014
We Are Proud To Support Human Rights And Democracy13 January 2014
Briefing on Israeli High Court ruling on Asylum Seekers2 October 2013
In September, Israel’s High Court struck down a law that imprisoned asylum seekers for years without trial. The ruling was a big win for Israeli democracy.Read More
Landmark Ruling on Refugees in Israel17 September 2013
Asaf Weitzen, 34, is a lawyer with Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, one of the petitioners in the historic Supreme Court case challenging the Anti-Infiltration Law, which incarcerated more than 2000 African refugees without due process or recourse to the possibility of asylum. Following the verdict, NIF spoke to him to get his reaction to the landmark victory.Read More
New Israel Fund-Supported Groups Win Key Court Victory for African Refugees16 September 2013
Washington DC: A landmark victory for human rights was won in Israel today when an expanded panel of the Supreme Court invalidated the Third Amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Law passed by the Knesset in 2012, which incarcerated more than 2000 African refugees without due process or recourse to the possibility of asylum.Read More
Unpromised Land: Eritrean Refugees in Israel25 June 2013
Before coming to Israel, Rhuba never smoked cigarettes. Now, she smokes like a truck driver.
Her cheeks cave as she huffs the butts down in long, powerful draws, sending nimbus clouds of tobacco floating into the damp air of a south Tel Aviv bar.
Rhuba is 19, petite in bright blue jeans. She stares out from a matching blue hoodie drawn tight to her head, nearly obscuring the crimson pool of blood that fills her right eye. The left side of Rhuba’s face isn’t so concealed. A dark, amaranthine welt starts in an angry ball on her temple and sprawls out like skinny fingers across her cheekbones.
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Eritrean Asylum Seekers and Children Released from Detention9 May 2013
In a precedent-setting ruling, an Israeli court decided that minors detained under the Anti-Infiltration Law should be released from jail, even if they are accompanied by their parents. Following this ruling, the Interior Ministry agreed to free all Eritrean mothers and children jailed under the law.Read More
Freedom8 May 2013