Will Israel’s controversial Deposit Law be a casualty of Covid-19?

Israel’s “Deposit Law”, which held hostage a large percentage of employed asylum seekers’ salaries until they left the country, was the culmination of a longer campaign seeking to make the country hostile to people seeking asylum. But with COVID-19 shutting borders and bringing widespread unemployment, the country has been forced to reckon with how far they were willing to go to punish outsiders, and what … Continue reading Will Israel’s controversial Deposit Law be a casualty of Covid-19?