ARDC in the News

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The death of innocent African Asylum seeker during the terror attack- Be'er sheva yesterday

ARDC, Mon, 19/10/2015

We are saddened to hear of the attack and tragic loss of life at the Be'er Sheva bus terminal yesterday. At ARDC, the news hit home as we are an organization comprised of both asylum seekers and Israeli citizens working together to promote a more peaceful and proactive discourse in Israeli...

'A new page in human history': Darfuri refugee on landmark court ruling, Tue, 23/09/2014

Israeli Supreme Court voided the Anti-Infiltration Law on Monday (22/9) and ordered the state to shut the contested Holot facility within 90 days. Mutasim Ali says that this is “a new page in human history”. The coalition of human-rights organizations that challenged the law said “The Court made...

As he heads into detention, refugee leader vows to keep fighting

Haaretz, Fri, 02/05/2014

A few days before he was due to report to the open detention facility in Holot, Mutasim Ali was conducting business as usual and trying not to let his impending loss of freedom get him down. My conversation with him on Wednesday at the African Refugee Development Center office in Tel Aviv’s...

In Israel, “immigrants are left to stagnate, just to repel them.”

Education Sans Frontieres, Fri, 14/03/2014

Many are immigrants who are taking refuge in the country in order to flee poverty and war. But nothing is done to integrate them. Only the opposite.

The school Bialik-Rogozin, in the south of Tel Aviv, hosts 970 students between the ages of 5 and 18. They come from the surrounding...

African migrants protest, push for asylum in Israel

CNN, Mon, 06/01/2014

Thousands of African migrants cram into Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, calling for a labor strike.
Their chants fill the air, summing up their message: "We need asylum."

Activists estimate more than 50,000 migrants work illegally in low-paying jobs in Israel.
Many are...

Israelis and Africans On the Same Side in South Tel Aviv

New Israel Fund, Thu, 17/10/2013

Following months of training from SHATIL, ARDC's Power to the Community project organized their first high-profile demonstration in the area under the slogan "Residents of South Tel Aviv Demand Security for All."

8 people I met at the Yitzhak Rabin memorial rally last night in Rabin Square

Jewish Journal, Sun, 13/10/2013

Between 30,000 and 35,000 people reportedly showed up to Rabin Square on Saturday night in northern Tel Aviv to memorialize former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in the square by a religious, right-wing zealot 18 years ago for his role in negotiating peace with the...

The Middle East: The Effectiveness of Interpretive Dance

RYOT, Mon, 07/10/2013

Human movement is certainly not a phenomenon limited to the Jewish community. Israel has become a destination for thousands of Sudanese, Eritrean and Ethiopian asylum seekers. Unfortunately, the community is facing issues with absorption and integration, a difficulty that has been comprehended...

Rogel Alpher With Oscar Oliver (Congo) – Journeys

TLV1, Wed, 02/10/2013

Journeys - TLV Radio programme dedicated to people who have made the journey to Israel, featuring our Power to the Community Leader, Oscar Olivier

Secret Tel Aviv Olim Expo 2013

Secret Tel Aviv, Mon, 16/09/2013

Charities speaking about their work to the English speaking community in Tel Avi