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The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that aims to defend and further the rights of refugees, migrants and prevent trafficking in persons in Israel. We are committed to ending the exploitation of migrants and abuse of refugees, and promote just government policies that take the rights of migrants and refugees into account. We seek to be the herald of the people whose voices are unheard in Israel’s public sphere and to build a just, equal and democratic society in Israel.

Alternative to Child Detention in Israel

41 Asylum-Seekers Detained Since 2012 to be Released

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Last month, the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants filed a case to the High Court of Justice on behalf of 138 asylum-seekers who’ve been detained for nearly 30 months without trial in Israel. In response to the petition, the Ministry of Interior released...
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It’s Time for Real Solutions to South Tel Aviv’s Problems

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Asylum-seekers began arriving in Israel in large numbers in 2006. Since then, the policies implemented by the government have failed one after the other. Following a years-long policy of abandoning asylum-seekers to their fate in southern Tel Aviv, in 2012 the government switched...
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Eritrea: A Dictatorship Nearing Collapse?

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Written by: Elizabeth Tsurkov Israel is home to about 35,000 Eritrean asylum-seekers. While the Israeli government claims that they are work migrants, so as not to violate its own laws, Israel does not forcibly deport Eritreans back to their country of origin. As...
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