Tag Archives: human rights

  • Kiryat Tivon Teacher Keeps His Job

    12 February 2014

    A classroom discussion stirred a nationwide controversy over whether critical thinking belongs in civics classes.

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  • Increased Transparency for Knesset Hearings

    30 January 2014

    A request from NIF grantee the Social Guard will, for the first time, obligate roll calls for Knesset committees.

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  • 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.

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  • Human Rights Worker Protects ‘Price Tag’ Settlers

    16 January 2014

    After the tables were turned on the Price Tag attackers, Palestinian activists prevented further violence.

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  • Asylum Seeker Protests Exploited to Undermine Israeli Democracy Advocates

    16 January 2014

    A right-wing campaign is launched following the historical African refugee protests in Tel Aviv.

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  • We Are Proud To Support Human Rights And Democracy

    13 January 2014
  • Asylum Seekers March to Jerusalem

    19 December 2013

    A group of around 200 Sudanese asylum seekers marched to Jerusalem in an attempt to gain official recognition of their refugee statuses. Most of the marchers have been imprisoned for almost two years and none of their asylum requests – which were filed with the assistance of NIF grantee Hotline for Refugees and Migrants (previously Hotline for Migrant Workers) – have been answered. Following the protest, they were arrested and transferred to Saharonim Prison, where they will be detained for two months before being returned to the newly established Holot detention center.

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  • New Israel Fund-Supported Groups Win Key Court Victory for African Refugees

    16 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.

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  • The Unbroken Camera

    24 July 2013
  • Unpromised Land: Eritrean Refugees in Israel

    25 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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