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?

Where do the Israeli Parties Stand on Immigration and Asylum?

By Alissa Brook and Tina Lee There are nine party lists running in Monday’s election for the 23rd Knesset of Israel. Aside from the two parties currently facing off in the lead, Likud and Kahol Lavan, there are seven other parties divided not only by issues and political leaning, but also by ethnic identity and faith. Migration plays a role in these elections, but not … Continue reading Where do the Israeli Parties Stand on Immigration and Asylum?