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African migrants walk outside Holot open detention center in Israel's southern Negev desert
Jewish lawmakers protest Netanyahu double-take on African asylum seekers

The lawmakers, all Democrats, wrote of their “concern” and “dismay” at the prime minister’s about-face.

Residents of south Tel Aviv protest against African migrants living in their neighbourhood
South Tel Aviv leader says ‘national struggle’ to reject migrants

“The ‘rehabilitation’ of southern Tel Aviv is not just a local battle,” he said, “It is part of a greater national struggle.”

African migrants painted in white hold signs during a protest against the Israeli government's plan
State waffles before court on Uganda deportation deal

Representatives dodge questions as to whether there’s an agreement, admit 1,749 expelled there since 2015.

60 refugee law experts against Israel’s plan to deport asylum seekers

“We call on the state of Israel to refrain from carrying out the deportations and to release those who are being detained for refusing to cooperate with their prospective deportations.”

State to High Court: Working toward migrant deportation deal to Uganda

The circumstances of the deal of the third country, widely reported to be Uganda, were not revealed.

Half a deal is better than no deal

The deal Israel hammered out with the UN was a good deal, even if it was only half a deal. No deal is perfect.

AN AFRICAN migrant sits on the street in Tel Aviv, earlier 2018
Why can’t Israel solve the problem of status-less Africans?

Did Netanyahu really believe he could get away with the agreement he reached with the UN secretly, without informing most of his coalition partners?

Protestors demonstrate against Israel's plan to deport asylum-seekers
New Israel Fund grantees asked Rwandan government not to accept migrants

New Israel Fund CEO: If such a letter led Rwanda to cancel an agreement, it's a failure of Israel’s foreign policy.

African migrants take part in a protest against Israel's detention policy toward them
With Rwanda out, state says looking into other options for deportation destination

The state told the High Court this morning that it will be investigating to see if another country fits the court's standards.

African asylum seekers line up to apply for a visa in Bnei Brak, Israel
Amsalem: Netanyahu may go back to UN agreement on migrants

Coalition chairman said the PM may go back to plan he canceled within 24 hours of its announcement, and that the proposal to probe the New Israel Fund is toothless.

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