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Resources on Migrants, Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Israel

Resources on Migrants, Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Israel


Policy Recommendations for Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Israel
Report from a think tank convened on the issues, November 2012

Seeking Asylum, Sudanese Face Israeli Prison
By Ben Lynfield, The Forward, 26 October 2012

A background on refugees and asylum-seekers in Israel, 16 July 2012

NIF's Work with African Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Learn about NIF's work on this front, 16 July 2012

Update on African refugee situation
By David Rosenn, NIF, 25 May 2012

Those Left Behind
By Naomi Paiss, The Daily Beast, 29 May 2012

Xenophobic Violence against Asylum Seekers in Israel: Background and FAQs
By the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Israel office, June 2012
A brief background and FAQs on asylum-seekers in Israel

Until Our Hearts Are Completely Hardened: Asylum Procedures in Israel
By Yonatan Berman, the Hotline for Migrant Workers, 2012
The report, prepared by NIF grantee Hotline for Migrant Workers, focuses on the operation of the system for assessing asylum claims in Israel.

Myths, facts and suggestions: Asylum seekers in Israel
By Yonatan Berman and Oded Feller, January 2012
‘Asylum seekers’ are often confused with ‘migrant workers’ in Israel. Here is an info-sheet written by two experts in the field that explains the facts about the new faces in Israeli society, and suggests how the country should cope.

Surviving in Limbo: Lived Experiences Among Sudanese and Eritrean Asylum Seekers in Israel
By Maya Paley, for ASSAF, June 2011
The report, by a former NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellow, presents detailed information on the sub-communities of African migrants in Israel and their personal experiences, as well as an overview of the response of the Israeli government and Israeli civil society organizations, and recommendations for concrete changes to improve the situation.

Migrant Workers and Victims of Trafficking: The Government’s Policy and the Activity of the Immigration Authority
By Gilad Natan: Knesset Research and Information Center, October 2009
A report prepared for the Knesset on government policies and implementation vis-à-vis migrant workers and victims of trafficking, citing the shortcomings in both areas.

Managing Global Migration: A Strategy for Immigration Policy in Israel
By Shlomo Avineri, Liav Orgad, and Amnon Rubenstein, The Metzilah Center for Zionist, Jewish, Liberal and Humanist Thought, February 2010
A position paper proposing a strategy for immigration policy for Israel, which remains the only Western democracy that still lacks an immigration policy.

NIF Educational Materials
NIF backgrounder and Jewish text studies on Refugees Asylum Seekers and Migrant Workers. May 2012.



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