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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.

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Finally free, after 8 months of false arrest

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Cumulative failings of the Israeli Ministry of Interior kept Semere in detention for eight months and four years without a visa. Thanks to the Hotline’s intervention, Semere is now free, but frustrated that his basic rights and liberty were deprived for such a...
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Slavery and Trafficking in Persons in Israel

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In 2006, Israel enacted a comprehensive law banning human trafficking in its various forms. Israel is also a signatory of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons and several other conventions against this crime. Israel thus expressed its commitment...
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How the Israeli Ministry of Interior Abuses Married Asylum-Seekers

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Written by: Elizabeth Tsurkov Asylum-seekers who reside in Israel have to renew their visa every one to two months. Without a valid visa, asylum-seekers cannot work, access their bank accounts, and most importantly, face arrest and detention for 20 months without trial under...
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