February 15, 2018, 12:00 am
There are currently around 38,000 people seeking asylum in Israel, mainly from Sudan and Eritrea. Some have submitted applications to be recognised as refugees under the UN Convention, but few applications have even been considered and only a small number accepted.
August 9, 2013, 12:00 am
AUSTRALIA/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) chairman Mark Leibler has slated the position of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) on the federal government’s new asylum seeker policy as “surprising and very disappointing”.
February 28, 2011, 7:51 am
IT was perhaps inevitable in a national climate that has seen some commentators linking Muslim arrivals to terrorism, but Sydney solicitor George Newhouse is disappointed some fellow Jews have panned his campaign to help free a young asylum seeker from Christmas Island.