Israel Restricts Asylum Requests Despite Being Signatory to UN Refugee Convention

Israeli agency stops setting asylum request appointments, saying it's buckling under influx of applicants; would-be asylum-seekers vulnerable to deportation even though they may be eligible for protection

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The Population and Immigration Authority has for the past three months restricted the ability to request asylum, even though Israel is a signatory to the UN convention on refugees that obligates it to make the...