Pushing Israel's Asylum Seekers Into a Legal Twilight Zone

Asylum seekers must be allowed to work legally. Not by a policy of deliberate disregard or lack of enforcement, but by providing them with a legal way to support themselves.

When the new interior minister, Gideon Sa’ar, visited the neighborhoods of south Tel Aviv earlier this month, one resident reportedly said to him: “If they’re refugees, give them whatever they should be getting. If they’re infiltrators, deport them” ("Sa'ar: Israel's policy is to deport illegal infiltrators," Haaretz, April 10).