109 posts categorized "Refugees"

August 26, 2015: Netanyahu Government Games High Court Again, Persecutes African Refugees Just Released From Israeli Detention
Comments: 19 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Darfur , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
The head of Enforcement and Foreign Workers at Israel's Population Authority, Yossi Edelstein, came to Holot to supervise the African asylum seekers release process. “We hope they keep to the restrictions,” he said, referring to the [newly issued government] ban...

August 25, 2015: African Asylum Seekers To Be Released From Detention On High Court’s Orders, But Netanyahu Government Issues Order Banning Them From Tel Aviv, Eilat
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
1,178 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers will be released from the Holot detention-facility-cum-prison today and Wednesday, but few have any idea where they will live or how they will survive after the government issued a new decree that cuts off...

August 20, 2015: Netanyahu Governments Appear To Have Lied About Coerced Departures Of African Asylum Seekers To Hide Its Violations Of International Law
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
8,335 asylum seekers who fled from Sudan and Eritrea to Israel seeking safety were pushed out of Israel over the past two-and-a-half years. But despite Netanyahu government claims that these refugees were going to safe third countries in Africa where...

August 12, 2015: In South Tel Aviv, Locals Who Interact With African Asylum Seekers Tend To Like Them While Those Who Do Not View Them As Rapists And Criminals Who Seek To Destroy Israel’s Jewish Ethnic 'Purity'
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
“We are facing a time bomb, a threat that is bigger than the one from Iran. Filipino women are going to bed with Israeli men and staying here. I’m familiar with this. It’s no less a danger than the infiltrators....

July 14, 2015: Israel Refuses Entry To Black American Convert And Her 10-Year-Old Son
Comments: 43 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
"Eretz Yisrael isn’t a country for cushim [a derogatory Hebrew term that is the rough equivalent of nigger]." Above: file photo Israel Refuses Entry To Black American Convert And Her 10-Year-Old Son Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com It is uncomfortable, but...

June 8, 2015: Since 2009, Israel’s Governments Granted Zero Asylum Requests To Darfur Refugees
Comments: 26 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
Data from Israel’s Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority shows that 3,165 Sudanese nationals – almost all from the horrifically war-torn Darfur region where slaughter of Christians and African Muslims by Arab tribes was commonplace – filed asylum requests between...

April 23, 2015: A Deafening Silence: After African Asylum Seekers Pushed Out Of Israel Beheaded By ISIS, American Jewish Leadership Silent
Comments: 54 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Jewish Leadership , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
"…No one is demanding that 55,000 African migrants be given full citizenship anytime soon, only that they receive legal status and be allowed to work, to pay taxes, to live in decent homes outside their cramped hovels near the Tel...

April 22, 2015: African Asylum Seekers Forced Out Of Israel By Netanyahu Government Slaughtered By ISIS
Comments: 84 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
Population and Immigration Authority has already confirmed that asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan will now be deported without their consent. Those who refuse to agree to this “voluntary” deportation will be imprisoned at the Saharonim Prison indefinitely. It was...

April 3, 2015: On Erev Passover, Israel Begins Deportation Of African Asylum Seekers
Comments: 93 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
The Population, Immigration and Border Authority told the approximately 2,000 African asylum seekers who are being illegally detained at the Holot “detention facility” in the desert near Gaza – almost all of who qualify for refugee status under international law...

March 30, 2015: 5 Babies Of African Asylum Seekers Die In Ad Hoc Daycare Centers In Tel Aviv Over Past Two Months, Government Slow To Act
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
Five babies of African asylum seekers died in ad hoc daycare centers in South Tel Aviv over the past eight weeks, and dozens more reportedly died in similar unsafe, overcrowded and unsanitary ad hoc centers under similar circumstances over the...

February 25, 2015: Human Rights Watch: Israel Fails African Asylum Seekers
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Darfur , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
Government statistics just released show that of 3,165 Sudanese asylum applications lodged since 2009, Israel has recognized a grand total of zero. Almost 2,200 of them are still waiting for an answer. Of 2,408 Eritreans who lodged asylum claims, 4...

January 16, 2015: Under Threat From High Court, Government To Install Heat For African Asylum Seekers
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
Temperatures dropped to around zero degrees Celsius, and last week many of the approximately 2,300 African asylum seekers detained in Holot complained that the Israel Prison Service (IPS) had confiscated their personal space heaters. All of the rooms in Holot...

January 11, 2015: African Asylum Seekers Detained In Remote Desert Location With Inadequate Heat And Blankets, Government Confiscates Space Heaters
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
As snow blanketed much of Israel, African asylum seekers held against their will at the Holot detention facility in the Negev Desert shivered in their beds under piles of clothes to try to ward off the extreme cold made worse...

December 10, 2014: In Last Act Before Self-Dissolution, Israel’s Lawmakers Vote To Imprison Black African Asylum Seekers To Preserve “Jewish Character” Of The State
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
The law allows Israel to detain African asylum seekers – almost every one of them blacks from Eritrea and Southern Sudan – without a trial or judicial hearing for 3 months in closed “detention centers” the rest of the world...

November 23, 2014: Jewish State Bill Passes Cabinet, Despite Language That Is Likely Illegal
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees
"The bill submitted today to the government puts a Jewish state before democracy. Ben-Gurion would not approve this bill. Begin and Jabotinsky would not approve it. It is an anti-democratic bill." Above: Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu Jewish State Bill Passes...

November 5, 2014: Chief Rabbi Argues That Conversion Reform Is Dangerous Because It Will Allow Africans To Convert To Get State Money
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
"…Anyone who has undergone conversion is entitled to acquire citizenship. The State of Israel is dealing with a significant number of illegal residents [almost of whom are African asylum seekers – ed.], and they will do everything to enjoy what...

November 2, 2014: Chief Rabbi: Change Israel’s Law Of Return To Keep Out Goyyim
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
“We must change the Law of Return immediately so it will include only those who are Jewish according to the halakha. Israel can decide to be the third world's welfare state, but as long as that decision has not been...

October 27, 2014: Israel Continues To Illegally Detain African Asylum-Seekers, Despite High Court Rulings
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants has petitioned Israel’s High Court of Justice, demanding the release of 138 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers who have been illegally held in Israeli detention facilities for more than two years, despite High Court rulings...

October 4, 2014: Israel's Prime Minister Deceives About African Asylum Seekers
Comments: 31 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
“There is no asylum-seeker problem in Israel – they are illegal job immigrants,” Netanyahu said, adding that Israel has the right to protect its borders. “We don’t have to open our doors to be swamped by the way other people...

October 2, 2014: Netanyahu Government Mistreats African Asylum Seekers, Despite High Court Order
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Despite the fact that Israel’s High Court of Justice ordered the government last month to close the Holot detention center within 90 days, the government is still sending African asylum-seekers there against their will. Netanyahu Government Mistreats African Asylum Seekers,...

September 14, 2014: Human Rights Watch Finds Israel Violating International Refugee Laws By Forcing African Asylum Seekers To Be Repatriated To Dangerous Countries
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
A new report by Human Rights Watch has found that African asylum seekers have been denied fair and timely asylum procedures and have been unlawfully detained as part the effort to illegally force them to leave Israel. The Human Right...

August 11, 2014: A Word On Iraqi Genocide
Comments: 27 | Categories: Editorials, News Analysis , Refugees
Iraq is our mess. We made, and we need to clean it up. That includes rescuing Iraqi minorities facing imminent genocide – whether Obama wants to or not. Editorial I just heard Marie Harf, the Deputy Spokesperson of the US...

July 10, 2014: Frightened African Asylum Seekers Allegedly Not Given Missile Safety Information
Comments: 22 | Categories: Israel , Refugees , Terrorism
African asylum seekers in Tel Aviv – almost all of whom are legally refugees under international law but who have not been treated as such by Israel – reportedly say they have not received instructions on what to do when...

June 30, 2014: Israeli Police Use Force To Stop African Asylum Seekers From Marching To Freedom
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
On Sunday, Israeli police used force to break up a three-day desert sit-in by hundreds of African asylum seekers who fled a detention center and marched toward Israel’s border with Egypt. Israeli Police Use Force To Stop African Asylum Seekers...

June 23, 2014: Israel's Abysmal Record On Helping Non-Jewish Refugees Highlighted
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
World Refugee Day was Friday. Here in black and white are the facts of Israel's abysmal track record on helping non-Jewish refugees. Friday was World Refugee Day, and Israel again stood out among developed nations for its abysmal track record...

June 20, 2014: Female Circumcision Likely Began As A Means To Ward Off Vaginal Infections And Diseases Where Water Was Scarce, New Research Seems To Show
Comments: 17 | Categories: Circumcision , History , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
New research conducted for the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) has reportedly found that female circumcision, known more commonly in the West as female genital mutilation (FGM), is prevalent in areas of the country where water resources...

June 11, 2014: Government Has Blanket Ban Stopping All African Asylum Seekers, No Matter How Sincere, From Converting To Judaism
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
If you’re black, African and fleeing violence, terror, slavery and persecution, don’t expect to convert to Judaism in Israel. Government Has Blanket Ban Stopping All African Asylum Seekers, No Matter How Sincere, From Converting To Judaism Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

May 20, 2014: Israel Keeps Out Swedish Tourist Simply Because She’s Black And Of African Origin
Comments: 23 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
“The [Border Authority] was apparently relating to one fact that isn’t typical of Swedish citizens – that the appellant is of Eritrean origin. It’s inconceivable that the respondent would discriminate against citizens of the same country solely because of their...

April 22, 2014: Israel’s Uncomfortable History Of Racism
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Refugees
Writing in the Forward, the Jerusalem Post's opinion editor Seth Frantzman lists some recent and some not so recent examples of Israeli racism. And while his attempt to show American Jews how deeply racist much of Israeli society can be...

April 12, 2014: Activists Hold Passover Seder Outside Detention Center For African Asylum Seekers In Southern Israel
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
Israeli activists and African asylum seekers living in Tel Aviv held an alternative Passover seder event Friday outside the Holot detention center in the Negev desert, where 1,800 African asylum seekers are currently being held. Tablet Magazine reports: Israeli activists...

April 4, 2014: Israel “Voluntarily” Deporting African Refugees To Rwanda
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Israel is deceptively – and arguably illegally – flying African asylum seekers to Rwanda with false promises of acceptance and work. Israel “Voluntarily” Deporting African Refugees To Rwanda Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel is deceptively – and arguably illegally –...

March 17, 2014: As The Israeli Government Mistreats African Asylum Seekers, Elderly Holocaust Survivors Act To Help The Refugees
Comments: 10 | Categories: Israel , Refugees
“When I saw the people waiting here my heart broke. When I see people who fled their homes and were left with nothing, I cannot stay silent – I was in that situation too, we too were refugees. The Israeli...

February 18, 2014: Chabad Rabbi Running On Right Wing Anti-Immigration Slate Infuriates Some When He Refuses To Shake Women’s Hands
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Refugees
A Chabad rabbi, 31-year-old Shneur Zalman Odze told the members of the right wing populist anti-immigrant UK Independence Part (UKIP) that he will not shake women’s hands due to his religious beliefs, offending many party activists and prompting at least...

January 13, 2014: African Refugees' Baby Stabbed In The Head, Suffers Brain Damage
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Refugees
“I’m sorry that I came. My friends who escaped to Canada and the United States have rights, and get treated properly. What do we have here?” he says. “Every day since the stabbing [of my baby daughter], I’m sorry that...

December 29, 2013: Israel's Deplorable Record On Refugees
Comments: 36 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Since Israel’s creation in 1948, it has granted refugee status to fewer than 200 asylum seekers – even though tens of thousands of asylum seekers clearly qualified. Israel is now reportedly refusing to renew tourist visas and temporary work visas...

December 17, 2013: As African Refugees Protest "Open" Detention Center, UN Says Israel Violates International Law
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
Israel repeatedly and intentionally violated international law and the treaties it signed in order to persecute African asylum seekers, UN says. As African Refugees Protest, UN Criticizes Israel’s African Refugee Policy Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel's policy toward African refugees...

November 21, 2013: In Another Blow To African Refugees, Israel Violates International Law And Agreements, Will Deny All Foreigners Born In Israel Birth Certificates
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
The existence of this draconian decision was included in papers on a separate case filed by the government with the High Court of Justice Monday. In that case, the government’s existing policy of refusing to include the father's name on...

September 18, 2013: High Court Rules That Extended Detention Of African Refugees Without Trial Is Illegal, Right Wing And Haredi MKs Vow To Ignore Or Skirt Ruling
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees
“[The justices and left wing refugee advocates should] take one [African refugee] home to their own area and then talk to me,” Sefardi haredi Shas MK Eli Yishai fumed. He also insisted that African refugees have destroyed southern Tel Aviv...

September 9, 2013: Haifa Man Who Threatened To Burn Ethiopian Jews Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Refugees
In one of those incidents, Benny Lugasi reportedly put a table, chairs and boards in the entryway of the building and set them on fire. He tried to stop residents from putting it out, and told them, “I’ll bring a...

August 30, 2013: Israel To Ship African Refugees To Uganda
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Israel has made a deal to ship African refugees – which Israel continues to illegally label "migrants" and "infiltrators" to Uganda. Uganda – which has a bad human rights record – is taking them in exchange for military and other...

August 29, 2013: Israel Denying African Refugees And Foreign Workers Gas Masks
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Mass deportations of Eritrean refugees is also planned for after Rosh Hashana despite international law and treaties Israel signed which prohibit it. Even foreign workers hired to take care of elderly Israelis denied gas masks. IDF says if crisis develops,...

August 27, 2013: 4 Israelis Arrested For Savage Hate Crimes Against African Refugees
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Refugees
The men, all in their early twenties, were arrested Monday. They allegedly attacked Africans walking in South Tel Aviv, beating them with bottles and sticks, “using great cruelty,” police reportedly said. 4 Israelis Arrested For Savage Hate Crimes Against African...

August 26, 2013: Israel’s Government Allegedly Uses Deception To Deport More African Refugees
Comments: 43 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Many, if not most, haredim in Europe in 1939 would have been unable to fluently speak, read or write their native country’s language, and they would have known little of their native country’s history or its government structure. The same...

January 10, 2013: Israel Opens Health Clinic For African Refugees, Then Makes Arrests Of Refugees Just Outside It
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Xenophobia
After Ichilov Hospital got caught last summer trying to separate African “migrants” from Israelis in its clinics and wards, a Health Ministry committee decided that an urgent care clinic should be opened to serve the African refugees. To its credit,...

January 1, 2013: As Kahanists March Against African Refugees, Israel’s Prime Minister Stays Silent
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
Dozens of local residents and right-wing activists from across Israel demonstrated last night after learning that an 83-year-old Jewish woman was raped in the backyard of her apartment building near Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station. As Kahanists March Against african...

January 1, 2013: Shas Anti-Refugee Campaign Video Drips With Barely Concealed Racism
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Xenophobia
The Sefardi haredi Shas political party prepared an election campaign video commercial made to inflame fear and hatred of African refugees in the hope that would push voters to vote for Shas and its anti-refugee policies in the upcoming elections....

December 29, 2012: OUTRAGE: Man Who Firebombed Occupied African Refugee Kindergarten And Homes To Get No Jail Time
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Sefardim , Xenophobia
The attempted murder by arson of dozens of men, women and children will bring an estimated sentence of only 6 months of community service. Is it open season on African refugees in Benjamin Netanyahu's quasi-democratic Israeli state? Haim Moula OUTRAGE:...

December 3, 2012: Vizhnitz Hasidim Shocked By Sudanese Workers Sleeping Arrangements
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Refugees
Vizhnitz hasidim were reported to be “shocked” to discover yesterday that a secluded “sanctified” room used by the previous two the Vizhnitz Rebbes, the author of Imrei Chayim and his son the author of Yeshuot Moshe, had been “defiled” by...

November 6, 2012: Let Them Eat Sand: Israel Moves To Close African Refugees’ Businesses Due To “Threat” Refugees Pose To Israel
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
"We have no other way to make a living. This is pure racism...some people, if denied the possibility to work for a living, will turn to crime.” Let Them Eat Dust Israel Moves To Close African Refugees’ Businesses Due To...

October 30, 2012: Jail All African Refugees, Haredi Interior Minister Says
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Sefardim , Xenophobia
"They've painted us as if, heaven forbid, [we were creating] refugee camps," Interior Minister Eli Yishai complained yesterday. "The facilities are almost finished and now I'm in a battle with the human rights organizations and the [state’s] prosecution. I don't...

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