Binding arrangements for foreign caregivers have recently made their way back into the headlines. This followed the introduction of new regulations by Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar that the media heralded as a “nursing revolution”. But are we really witnessing a revolution? Is this truly a positive change that aims to protect the rights of the elderly? Reading the fine print changes the story.
Each newsletter will feature a segment in which we'll follow up on a story that received media attention in Israel. This edition of the Follow-Up Segment will focus on the story of Kako, the Eritrean baby who was stabbed in the head by an Israeli man.
Since December 2013, thousands of asylum-seekers received summons to the "Holot" facility, where they are indefinitely detained. Our examination of the process of issuing those summons reveals that hundreds of summons were issued without any proper administrative procedure: without the right to counsel, without a hearing and without justification.
Updated statistics on migrants in Israel. You may be surprised to hear that unlike the impression left by Israeli government rhetoric, asylum-seekers from Africa are the smallest group of migrants in Israel compared to migrant workers and tourists. This segment will also explain how and why Israel jails Sudanese asylum-seekers in Holot at greater rate than Eritreans.