No Asylum, No Status

There is one bureaucrat for every citizen in Israel, but in too many cases applicants don’t get the treatment they deserve. At the Interior Ministry ... it’s systematic. It’s no to asylum on humanitarian grounds, no to resident status on humanitarian grounds.

While Health Ministry inspectors were busy with the ethnic cleansing ‏(of a kitchen‏) on a sanitation raid at a Sudanese restaurant in south Tel Aviv this month, representatives of the state attorney were defending a law allowing asylum-seekers to be incarcerated without trial. The state claimed that any infringement on the migrants’ freedom was for a proper purpose and was “in keeping with the...