A Voluntary Deportation of Eritreans from Israel?

Jul 15, 2013

Reading about the new procedure that allows voluntary repatriation from detention, one wonders: If the people reported on in the article want to return because they truly want to go home, then why not let them make this decision outside the walls of detention? After all, the result should not be different if this is a genuinely voluntary decision.

Invisible in the City

Feb 25, 2013

Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is often the motivating factor for flight, but is seldom the reason given by refugees and asylum seekers themselves.

Asylum Seekers, Not 'Infiltrators'

There are tens of thousands of asylum seekers, mostly from East Africa, in Israel today. But while they have been in the country for years, their legal status remains in flux.