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Israel: Serious Abuse of Thai Migrant Workers | Human Rights Watch

Posted by charlon 913 days ago Israel
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Thai agricultural workers in Israelface serious labor rights abuses because Israeli authorities are failing to enforce their own laws, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Israeli authorities should take immediate steps to improve its enforcement mechanisms and investigate whether unsatisfactory living and working conditions have contributed to a troublin

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Israel to grant residency permits to 221 children of migrant workers

Posted by jacobo 1256 days ago Israel
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Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar announced yesterday that he had decided to grant residency permits to 221 children of foreigners, age 8–23. Most of the children were born in Israel and they all study or studied in the Israeli educational system. The children have been waiting for resolution of their cases for three and a half years.

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Protecting all workers’ rights

Posted by jaypee 1264 days ago Israel
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When we talk about Israel’s economy, it’s easy to stick to well-worn idioms. From Avodah Ivrit (Hebrew Labor) to the blooming desert, drip irrigation systems to the Start-Up Nation, we are saturated with stories of Jewish technological ingenuity in the Holy Land. Yet while these stories are indeed a part of the history of the Israeli economy, they are

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UN condemns Israel’s new migrant detention policy

Posted by jaypee 1293 days ago Israel
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Thousands of African migrants staged a huge protest in central Tel Aviv on Sunday in opposition to Israel’s new migrant detention policy.

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Denied basic labor rights, migrant caregivers take to the streets

Posted by jacobo 1294 days ago Israel
http://972mag.com —

While thousands of asylum seekers filled up Levinsky Park to organize a three-day general strike Saturday night, a smaller group of migrant workers, supported by Israelis and the workers rights organization Kav LaOved, took to the surrounding streets to demand equal rights. The workers were migrant caregivers representing the approximately 60,000 workers fro

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NGO supports High Court, Sa'ar decision rejecting freeze of state's migrant policy

Posted by jaypee 1298 days ago Israel
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The Israeli Immigration Policy Center on Thursday expressed support for the High Court of Justice’s decision to reject a request by pro-migrant rights groups’ to temporarily freeze the state’s new African migrant policy before it is fully implemented.

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High Court rejects request to freeze new migrant policy

Posted by jacobo 1298 days ago Israel
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Supreme Court Justice Neal Hendel on Wednesday rejected a request from a group of human rights organizations to freeze the state’s new migrant policy until the court ruled on the organizations’ earlier petition.

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Population Authority slams rights groups for aiding infiltrators

Posted by jaypee 1313 days ago Israel
http://www.israelhayom.com —

Some 291 illegal African migrants flee Holot open detention facility in the Negev, unhappy with conditions • Two hundred continue on foot toward Jerusalem to demand rights from the government • Immigration Authority "not surprised."

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