Asylum seekers line up outside Ministry of the Interior facilities in Bnei Brak

Coronavirus Crisis Places Asylum Seekers on the Brink of Catastrophe

Asylum seekers in Israel are “on the brink of catastrophe” according to community members and activists, as the number of infections from coronavirus in Israel continues to climb. African asylum seekers are facing difficult conditions, including furloughs, inability to receive assistance from the state, a lack of information, and poor housing under extraordinary circumstances. The…

Palestinians and Israelis protest against the occupation in the West Bank, March 2018

Bennett Directs Banning of Peace Activists from Occupied West Bank

According to a directive issued Saturday night, January 18, by far-right Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, from now on the Israeli military can make use of wholesale administrative restraining orders to ban Israeli peace activists from entering the occupied West Bank. This marks the first time the Defense Ministry has determined that blanket injunctions can be used…