Israel

Thousands of Ukrainians Arrive in Israel, But Not All Are Welcomed

Mar 29, 2022

Israel has taken in thousands of Ukrainians, but there is another side to the situation, and it’s one that is not particularly welcoming to refugees.

PODCAST: Seeking Asylum in Israel

Feb 03, 2022

In the latest episode of Crossing Borders, the HIAS podcast, we learn about the complicated issue of asylum in Israel.

Finally Some Good News for Sudanese Asylum Seekers in Israel

Jan 13, 2022

Asylum seekers in Israel don’t often receive good news, but now 2,445 Sudanese asylum seekers are being granted temporary residence status in 2022.

Help for Elderly Asylum Seekers in Israel Could Be on the Way

Jul 16, 2021

HIAS Israel has filed a petition against the ministries of interior, health, and labor and social services on behalf of several elderly asylum seekers.

What Did World Refugee Day Look Like?

Jun 25, 2021

World Refugee Day events around the world celebrated refugees' resilience.

How HIAS Came to Work With LGBTQ Refugees

Jun 01, 2021

While LGBTQ outreach is not a core part of HIAS’ work, it is vitally important and has had a profound impact on many hundreds of LGBTQ refugees' lives.

Helping Women Find Safety and New Opportunities

Mar 08, 2021

On International Women's Day we focus on programs in Ecuador, Israel, and Chad where HIAS is focusing on women and helping them find safety and new opportunities.

Asylum Seekers Lead the Charge for Rights in Israel

Feb 17, 2021

For asylum seekers in Israel, the mass unemployment, food insecurity, and lack of access to health care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic highlights their decade-long struggle for refugee status and basic rights.

Israel Scholarship Ceremony Spotlights Social Activism

Dec 10, 2020

On Dec. 9, HIAS Israel held its first-ever virtual scholarship awards ceremony. HIAS Israel has given scholarships to student immigrants, or olim, since the 1970s. This year, we awarded 46 scholarships to students from eight countries, the majority from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

Aug 15, 2020

0.06% is the recognition rate of refugees in Israel. Why is this number so low? This report examines Israel's Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Regulation, providing an explanation about articles in the Regulation and how they are applied in practice.

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