ARDC in the News

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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

Tel Aviv’s last refuge for African migrant women and their children faces closure

Haaretz, Wed, 07/08/2013

Unless alternative funding is found, the women from Eritrea and Ethiopia who live there with their children - 19 in all - could end up on the street.

Refugee health clinic - A step in the right direction?

972Mag, Thu, 25/07/2013

Aside from emergency services, Israel doesn’t provide asylum seekers with an adequate solution to health and medical problems. Hear from Oscar Olivier, ARDC's Power to the Community Leader.

Would-be refugees hit the dance floor, so they can later hit the books

Times of Israel, Wed, 03/07/2013

ARDC hosts a fundraiser: "For African asylum seekers will, for the price of a cocktail, give someone the ticket to a higher education."

Study: Two-thirds of Israelis say refugees are burden

JPost, Mon, 17/06/2013

CIMI completes survey showing that almost 60 percent of Israelis believe refugees are dangerous to society. Oscar Olivier, an asylum-seeker from Congo who has lived in Israel for 19 years and a staff member of ARDC, said that he has trouble believing the figures based on his experience.