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Closed Society: May 24, 2012

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A US State Department report determines that Israel is lacking in its treatment of asylum applications.  According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), last year 4,603 new asylum applications were made in Israel.  So far the Israeli Government denied 3,692 of these applications, and approved only a single one. (BBC)

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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May 24th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Economy and Society: June 28, 2011

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The US State Department 10th annual Trafficking in Persons Report puts Israel in the same group with third-world countries, and states that “Israel is a destination country for men and women subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.”

(Hebrew)

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June 28th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Political: 20 April, 2011

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A report by the US State Department sharply criticizes Israel for not granting asylum to refugees, and on the “hot return” procedure. The report defines the policy of the Interior Ministry as “fundamentally flawed”.

(hebrew)

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April 20th, 2011 at 4:23 pm