This Eritrean Hopes to Ride Through Israel Like a Hero

Awet Gebremedhin, who fled his country five years ago, is a new member of Israels pro cycling team, and hopes to compete in the Giro dItalia here in May. Friends and family in Tel Aviv will be waiting for him, if they havent been deported yet

Awet Gebremedhin is an Eritrean whose employer is Israeli. The government has given African asylum seekers until April to leave the country or face indefinite imprisonment, but nobodys trying to deport.../p>

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