Israel’s African Asylum Seekers: What Needs to Be Done

Israel’s African Asylum Seekers: What Needs to Be Done
Written by Irwin Cotler, a former minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, this Times of Israel article urges Israel to stop inciting the public against asylum seekers and set up a proper refugee status determination system. Arguing that there is no contradiction between Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, Cotler summarizes the Israeli government policies designed to make the lives of African asylum seekers and migrants as difficult as possible, and suggests a list of ethical, legal, bureaucratic, political and economic steps that should be taken. 

 

 

Leave a Reply