Rosh Hashana Newsletter – Israeli readies to deport African asylum seekers – (Haaretz)
By Ilan Lior (This article and photo appear in Haaretz Online, August 28, 2013.) Israel is preparing to start a large-scale campaign to pressure immigrants from Sudan and Eritrea to voluntarily leave the country after the September holidays, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar announced on Wednesday [August 28, 2013]. According to Sa’ar, the measure comes in the wake of a third country’s agreement to take in the immigrants or serve as a transit point on the way back to their countries of origin. Sa’ar said that Hagai Hadas, the prime minister’s special envoy, had obtained the third country’s consent, which was approved recently by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein. The minister made the announcement during a meeting of the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee. Read the full article on Haaretz – here.