By Shani Bar-Tuvia, PhD student, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program “Human Rights under Pressure: Ethics, Law and Politics”, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
A decade has gone by since the first African asylum seekers arrived in Israel. Still, the Ministry of Health has failed to formulate a comprehensive policy to regulate their access to health services. The following report details the costs of this failure - the health, moral and economic cost of the lack of healthcare policy for asylum seekers. It then offers an alternative: a sustainable solution for that population that includes a state-sponsored insurance arrangement.
By Brigitte Leoni
LISBON, 24 November, 2017 - Do not be surprised to see tsunami warning signs if you walk along the beaches of Tel Aviv, they were set up earlier this month to coincide with the World Tsunami Awareness Day on November 5 by the city authorities to alert tourists and residents to the potential risk of a tsunami along the Mediterranean coastline.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seriously concerned by proposals announced yesterday by Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan. Under these proposals, Eritreans and Sudanese asylum-seekers and refugees would be compelled to accept relocation to countries in Africa or face imprisonment in Israel. The closure of the Holot facility housing many of the Eritreans and Sudanese, will also be decided in the next three months.
Secretary-General: Thank you very much, Mr. President, for your warm welcome. I started the visit to your beautiful country with two very emotional moments: first in Yad Vashem and then in the Grove of Nations; and Yad Vashem is there to remind us of the holocaust and to remind us of how important it is even today as the holocaust was not more than the culmination of millennia of expression of anti-Semitism around the world through discriminations and persecution that I witness also in my own county in the middle ages and then with the expulsion of Jews in the 16th century.
2017 amendment to Anti-Infiltration Law will affect asylum seekers’ food security and ability to afford medical treatment
Earlier this week the “Deposit law”— the recent amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Law — came into force, with dangerous implications for the roughly 40,000 asylum seekers residing in Israel.
According to the outline, Israel will be able to absorb approximately 100 orphaned children thus facilitating their rehabilitation in Israel.
(Communicated by the Interior Ministry Population and Immigration Authority)
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, this week, authorized Population and Immigration Authority personnel to begin contacts with relevant agencies on allowing the absorption of children who have survived the fighting in Syria.
Heavy rain and fog have been affecting the city of Haifa over the past few days, causing casualties and injuries.
Local media, as of 14 December early morning (UTC), reported that one person has been killed due to floods, over 10 have been injured due to fog, and traffic has been disrupted in many parts of the city.
Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain may affect several areas of the country, including the ones already affected.
• Severe bush fires started on 23 November in the two provinces of Haifa and Jerusalem resulting in the evacuation of 60 000 people.
• In immediate reaction to the fires, several Participating States have provided assistance via the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
• 10 amphibious firefighting aircrafts, 2 command and logistical planes and 70 people were deployed through UCPM
• 179 flight hours and 216 water drops were operated.
• The last deployment ended on 30 November.
On 14 April 2004, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon presented to President George W. Bush a Disengagement Plan designed, according to the Israeli prime minister, to improve the security of Israel and stabilize its political and economic situation. After the original disengagement plan was defeated in a Likud referendum in early May, the Israeli prime minister issued a revised version of his Disengagement Plan on 6 June 2004.
Last week Israel awarded refugee status to a Sudanese national for the first time when it recognised Darfuri Mutasim Ali, the leader of a protest movement by asylum seekers, as a refugee.
Israeli Interior Minister Arye Dery made the decision at the recommendation of a professional committee, Haaretz reported on Thursday.
This week, 28 asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan who are staying in the "Cholot" facility arrived at the MDA station in Beersheba for special first aid training.
By IVAN R. MUGISHA
Posted Saturday, February 13 2016 at 16:52
•Rwanda is in negotiations with Israel over the terms for accommodating refugees from Africa who are seeking asylum in Jerusalem.
•In October last year, Israeli authorities said 3,000 asylum seekers had left Israel for a “third country,” without mentioning the country.
•But only seven registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Rwanda, all of them Eritreans, and only eight, mostly from Sudan, in Uganda, according to the BBC.
INSS Insight No. 761, November 1, 2015
Meir Elran , Alex Altshuler
Following an Israeli Security Cabinet decision of 14 October, Israeli forces blocked several main streets leading to and from most Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. As of 21 October 38 obstacles, including 17 checkpoints, 20 cement blocks and one earth mound have been placed. These obstacles directly impact nine Palestinian neighborhoods home to approximately 138,000 people, or some 45 per cent of East Jerusalem’s Palestinian population.
JERUSALEM, 4 September 2015 (IRIN) - The Facebook request was simple: “Man needs a home.” The actual demand was perhaps less so. Late in August, Israeli activists began asking fellow citizens to take strangers – asylum seekers or refugees just freed from detention – into their homes. Dan Levi, a university student in Jerusalem who turns 27 in a few days time, was one of those to respond to the call.