Three interviews with Israel's smallest minority - Refugees
Israel has one of the lowest refugee recognition rates in the West. To mark World Refugee Day, Haaretz spoke with three lucky enough to be given refugee status.
Israel has one of the lowest rates of refugee recognition in the world, even though it is a signatory to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees - the key international legal document governing who is a refugee, what are their rights and states’ obligations toward them. Between July 2009 and August 2013, Israel approved 26 asylum applications out of a total of 17,194,...
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