Fewer Asylum Seekers Are Voluntarily Leaving Israel

Interior Ministry reports 47% drop in number of 'voluntary departures' in 2015. Over 43,000 asylum seekers remain in Israel; 220 crossed border from Egypt last year.

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The past year has seen a significant slowdown in the rate of asylum seekers leaving Israel: There was a 47 percent decrease in the number of “voluntary departures” in 2015 compared to 2014, according to a...