Our Role in Defending the People Seeking Asylum in Israel12 February 2018
No individual should be deported until he or she has a realistic chance to have his or her claim for asylum reviewed.Read More
As Israel’s Refugees Handed Deportation Orders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Attacks NIF8 February 2018
A cynical attempt by the prime minister to turn the Israeli public against people seeking asylum will not change public opinion.Read More
It’s Not ‘Us Versus Them’25 January 2018
Residents of South Tel Aviv Stand in Solidarity with African Asylum Seekers.Read More
What’s Happening to Asylum Seekers in Israel?19 January 2018
The situation of the 38,000 African asylum seekers in Israel has become increasingly tenuous due to new legislation and changes in governmental policy.Read More
Detained Asylum Seekers Learn To Use Photography As a Protest Tool14 September 2017
“I want to tell my story, who I am and how I got here, and then ask: Do you think I deserve these conditions?”Read More
Breakthrough Decision on Eritrean Asylum Seekers8 September 2016
A Jerusalem court ruled that desertion from the notoriously brutal Eritrean army may now be grounds for asylum status in Israel.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