Signs in Tel Aviv, where thousands of African asylum seekers reside: "South Tel Aviv against deportation"

Activists to Israeli Pilots: Don’t Fly African Refugees to Their Deaths!

Distressed by the far-right government’s decision to begin the massive deportations of Africans in March, MKs Dov Khenin (Hadash – Joint List), Michal Rozin (Meretz), and Eyal Ben-Reuven (Labor) announced a special emergency conference on refugees and asylum-seekers in the Knesset for next Wednesday, January 17. The conference will include civil-society organizations, academics, lawyers and…

MK Dov Khenin during the Knesset debate

Knesset Passes Law Hushing Police Recommendations on Elite Probes

The Knesset passed legislation on Wednesday night, December 27, which prevents police from recommending the indictment of high-profile targets of criminal investigations. The legislation passed in its third reading, with 59 Knesset members voting for and 54 against the bill, following a lengthy filibuster by members of opposition parties. The newly-enacted law was brought by…