Video: Still living in exile

Hundreds of refugees are written back into history during alternative Passover Seder.

By HADAS PARUSH
April 8, 2012 14:31
2 minute read.
Kidane Isaac

Kidane Isaac_370. (photo credit: Hadas Parush)

It might seem ironic that the Jewish people annually celebrate freedom in the homeland of Israel, while there are about 40,000 asylum seekers living here in exile.

Kidane Isaac, 26, fled his homeland of Eritrea at the age of 21. After a long journey with stops in Sudan and Libya, Kidane finally crossed through Egypt and over to Israel a year and a half ago, hoping to find a safe place away the dictatorship and persecution of the countries he fled.

“I am from the country where there is no democracy or freedom for its own citizens,” Kidane told The Jerusalem Post last week.