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African migrants protest Israeli treatment

About 1,000 African migrants protesting Israel’s policy on asylum-seekers have marched out of an open detention centre and are camped out near the southern border with Egypt. The mainly Eritrean and Sudanese migrants left the Holot camp facility on Friday because Israel had not processed their claims for asylum, a...
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Israel’s migration policy bites hard

(IRIN) – The Israeli government says a hardening of migration policy has caused a 90 percent drop in arrivals in the last few months, from around 2,000 in May to 122 in September. Under an updated Anti-Infiltration law passed in January, all illegal border crossers are labelled “infiltrators” and can...
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Israel Diverts Activists’ Ship Away From Gaza

  Israel has stopped a boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists from breaking the naval blockade on Gaza. Israeli naval commandos boarded the vessel in international waters after the passengers’ “unwillingness to co-operate” and they “ignored calls to change course”, Israel’s military said. Soldiers went on to the Finnish-flagged Estelle in the...
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Israel to jail illegal migrants

Israel may jail illegal immigrants for up to three years under a new law, an Interior Ministry official has said. The controversial law, which was was put into effect on Sunday, was passed by parliament in January. The law, which aims at stemming the flow of Africans entering Israel across...
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The tribulations of being an Ethiopian Jew

Growing up in Israel, Shay Sium became accustomed to being called a “nixxer”. Sium, 32, has lived in Israel most of his life, but says he and other Ethiopian Jews are treated differently from other Israelis: factories do not want to employ them; landlords refuse them; and certain schools turn...
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