African immigrants

Racial Tensions Flare Up In Israel

06/04/2012 - 20:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge this week to advance steps to deport asylum seekers from African countries may only add fuel to the fires, literally, of those who are harassing the migrants.

Hopeless In Hatikvah

In gritty south Tel Aviv, the tension is still palpable between African migrants and working-class Israelis.
05/28/2012 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Days after Israeli rioters spread through the alleyways of the Hatikvah neighborhood targeting African migrants, the streets of the blue-collar south Tel Aviv district have calmed. But the tension is still palpable.

Helen Walekel, a 23-year-old migrant from Eritrea, had her grocery store looted last week. Joshua Mitnick

Jewish Groups Slam Anti-African Refugee Decrees

11/14/2010 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- U.S. Jewish groups condemned rulings by rabbis in the Israeli city Bnei Brak that ban residents from renting apartments to African refugees.

The Anti-Defamation League on Monday called the decrees issued last week in the haredi Orthodox city "biased pronouncements." Six leading haredi rabbis in Bnei Brak issued a ruling that follows a similar call in July by rabbis in nearby Tel Aviv.

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