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The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants is Israel’s leading organization protecting the rights of refugees, migrant workers and victims of human trafficking. For over 15 years Hotline staff and volunteers have been visiting Israel’s immigration detention centers to monitor conditions, meet with detainees and provide paralegal intervention and legal representation. We represent some of the most vulnerable people in Israel and advocate for government policies consistent with a just, equal and democratic Israel.

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5 myths about Eritreans in Israel

I light this torch in the memory of 4000 Eritreans who were murdered in Sinai torture camps

On the 69th Independence Day of the State of Israel, Messi, a translator at the Hotline, lit a torch at the alternative torchlight ceremony, in memory of the asylum seekers who were murdered in Sinai, whose tracks were lost, or found dead on their way...
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Violence, Work with no rest and harsh living condition – a new report exposes employment conditions of caregivers from east Europe in Israel

81,329 migrant workers are currently legally employed in Israel. Over half of them, 47,488 people, work in the caregiving sector. 80% of migrant caregivers are women. New report, written by the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants and Kav La’Oved focuses, for the first...
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The bare minimum (not) given for those we owe nothing to

When Dr. Avishai Benish was my Social Security professor, he used to say that “service for the poor becomes poor service”. This is a sentence that stayed with me since. The other day I was sitting at the Ministry of Interior in Petah-Tikva....
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