By Middle East Affairs The Israeli government said on Tuesday it would cancel its plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally, Reuters reported. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his administration tried for months to cement a plan that would deport thousands of refugees, mostly from Eritrean and Sudan.
By Middle East Affairs Israel released a small group of African migrants from detention on Wednesday after a deal to send them to Rwanda collapsed, Reuters reports. Another 200 hundred are still at the Saharonim detention center in southern Israel and might be deported to Uganda, but the news agency said that
By Middle East Affairs Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his supporters are looking at new ways to deport asylum seekers by the masses after he nixed a deal with the United Nations to relocate them to Western countries. The government is considering sending the asylum seekers to a different country in
By Middle East Affairs Just one day after a major agreement was reached to prevent Israel from deporting asylum seekers by the masses, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday he's cancelling the deal. Israel houses about 30,000 asylum seekers from Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Initially the intention was to
By Middle East Affairs Israel came to an agreement Monday with the United Nations and will cancel its mass deportation plan for asylum seekers, Haaretz reports. The agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will allow 16,000 asylum seekers to be absorbed by Western countries. Many of the 39,000 asylum