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Empty promises and death: What Eritreans found after agreeing to leave Israel

The Middle East Eye reports below on the situation of Eritrean refugees refused asylum by Israel. Fleeing to South Sudan, Sudan, Rwanda and Uganda, Eritreans and Sudanese are finding inhospitable conditions that make them question their decision to leave Israel “voluntarily”. Check back with us learn about the conditions of refugees in Ethiopia. Israel wants […]

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Ethiopia backs Israeli bid for AU ‘observer’ role

Ethiopia’s decision to back Israel as an AU “observer” comes as Netanyahu visits four East African nations. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is on a four-country tour of East Africa [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters] Ethiopia has declared its support for Israel’s bid to be granted “observer status” in the African Union, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits […]

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Violence in Tel Aviv as 1000s celebrate Eritrean independence

Violence breaks out as thousands of illegal immigrants gather in Tel Aviv Convention Center to celebrate Eritrean independence. By David Rosenberg   Illegal African immigrants in Tel Aviv Violence broke out as thousands of illegal immigrants from Eritrean gathered on Friday at the Tel Aviv Convention Center to celebrate 25 years since their country gained […]

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Netanyahu introduces committee for Ethiopian assimilation to Israel

Published June 2nd, 2015 – 12:35 GMT via SyndiGate.inf0 Israelis take part in a demonstration in Tel Aviv called by members of the Ethiopian community against alleged police brutality and institutionalized discrimination, on May 3, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the first meeting of the new ministerial committee for the integration of Ethiopian-Israeli citizens […]

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Israel to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers to third countries

Authorities will give people 30 days to leave; those who refuse will face a hearing to determine their indefinite imprisonment  African asylum seekers gather around a fire during protests outside the Holot detention centre in the Negev. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA Mairav Zonszeinin Tel Aviv Israel will begin deporting asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan to unnamed third […]

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Sudan denies Israeli airstrike on Khartoum

    1  0  0   APA-Khartoum (Sudan) The Sudanese army on Wednesday denied reports that the country has been subjected to Israeli attack on Tuesday night. Army spokesman Colonel Alswarmy Khalid Saad said in a statement to APA on Wednesday that there has been no attack on Sudanese territory for a long time. Colonel Saad was responding to reports suggesting that […]

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Israel admits ‘mistakes’ in regard to Ethiopian community

Addis Ababa, 4 May 2015 (WIC) – President Reuven Rivlin admitted on Monday that Israel had made mistakes in its treatment of the Ethiopian Jewish community, describing their suffering as “an open wound”. “We have made mistakes. We did not look, we did not listen enough,” he said in a statement after thousands of Ethiopian Israelis […]

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Netanyahu condemns police beating of Ethiopian soldier, but calls for calm amid protests

Addis Ababa, 2 May 2015 (WIC) – Violence erupted in downtown Jerusalem on Thursday night, as more than a thousand Ethiopian Israelis and their supporters clashed with police in a protest against the beating of an Ethiopian IDF soldier earlier this week. Ten demonstrators and three officers sustained light wounds, and two protesters were arrested, police […]

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Clashes erupt as Israeli Ethiopians protest police violence in Jerusalem

   JERUSALEM, April 30 (Xinhua) — About 1,000 Israeli Ethiopians took to the streets in central Jerusalem Thursday evening in protest of police brutality and racism, and clashed with police forces. Protesters marched toward the Paris Square in the city, blocking the traffic. They threw stones and glass bottles to security forces who tried to […]

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Uganda Denies Deal with Israel to Repatriate Migrants

Ugandan FM says no such arrangement has been made unless it’s being done illegally, according to local media. AFRICAN MIGRANTS sit on pipes outside Holot, a detention centre in Israel’s southern Negev desert.. (photo credit:REUTERS) Ugandan officials denied that a deal has been reached with Israel to repatriate African migrants deported from Israel, according to […]

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