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Ivory Coast President to Bring Home Citizens From Israel

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Monday he will work to repatriate Ivorians living undocumented in Israel, in talks with Israel's premier and its parliamentary...

Israel Begins Rounding Up And Interning Africans

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel said on Monday it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial “emergency plan” to intern and deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state.

What Does Israel’s Anti-African Pogroms Tell Us About Zionism

AFRICANGLOBE - A week ago, Israel's African migrant community came under a sustained mob attack, including vandalism, looting and firebombing. These events, and their aftermath, provide further evidence of the inherently racist nature of political Zionism. On the night of Wednesday 23rd May, South Tel Aviv erupted, becoming the epicentre of an attack by an angry, violent mob against members of the city's African migrant population, deliberately targeted because of no other reason than their ethnicity.

Israel Announces Plan to Erect 20,000 Desert Tents for Africans in...

Israel's Defense Ministry says tents cities will be erected at various detention centers throughout Israel's south in the Negev desert in order to prevent...

Pregnant Ethiopian Rape Victim Held in Israeli Prison for Months

An Ethiopian woman who suffered severe sexual abuse by Arab traffickers in Egypt's Sinai, has been held in in Israel’s Saharonim prison for months....

Israel Orders Swift Deportation of 25,000 Africans – Detention Camps for...

AFRICANGLOBE - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his ministers to accelerate efforts to deport citizens of South Sudan, speaking at Sunday's cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that while it is not possible to expel citizens of Eritrea and Sudan, whose lives would be at risk in their home countries, holding facilities for them must be built in the Negev as quickly as possible.

Anti-African Sentiment Boils Over in Israel

Amene Tekele Haymanot thought he had made the right choice when five years ago he escaped war-torn Eritrea and opened a business in sunny...

Racism Report: Africans In Israel

AFRICANGLOBE - Report for the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) - submitted January 30, 2012

Israel Vows Expulsion Or Imprisonment For Africans Who Do Not Leave

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Sunday of the need to prevent "illegal infiltrators flooding the country," According to the country's Army...

Egypt-Israel Gas Issue Becoming Explosive

The two weeks since Egypt's abrupt cancellation of a Mubarak-era gas-export deal with Israel have seen an exchange of indirect threats and warnings between...

Egypt Eyes Close Ties Between South Sudan and Israel With Suspicion

South Sudan and Israel discussed bilateral cooperation and diplomatic relations. South Sudan said it will establish an embassy in Jerusalem, rather than the political capital,...

Israel Prepares to Expel Thousands of Africans

Thousands of African refugees in Israel face expulsion to dangerous conditions in their countries of origin as Israel hardens its policies. The refugees are...

Israel Mulls Expanded Presence in Africa

Israel has expressed plans to strengthen relations in the East African region and the rest of Africa by using Kenya as a hub. While launching...

Ethiopian Jews Plan To Take Protest To New York

AFRICANGLOBE - As Ethiopian activists expressed satisfaction over Wednesday's demonstration in Tel Aviv, a new battle line has emerged for Ethiopian Jews targeting discrimination in Israel: New York. Educator and activist Benjamin Aklom is targeting the Big Apple after recognizing the influence of overseas Jewish communities on Israel.

Ethiopian Jews March Against Israeli Racism

Activists from the Ethiopian immigrant community and others reacted with fury Wednesday over comments by Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver that these olim should be “thankful” for what they have received from the State of Israel. Speaking at an emergency session of the Knesset Committee for Aliya, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, which was called in light of reports of blatant racism among individuals who refuse to sell or rent their homes to Ethiopian Israelis, Landver said the country had done “everything possible to absorb” Ethiopian immigrants.

Ethiopian Jews Protest Israeli Gov’t Decision To Reduce Jewish Immigration From...

AFRICANGLOBE - Up to 1,000 Ethiopian-born Jews protested Sunday opposite the Israel's Immigrant Absorption Ministry over a recent government recommendation to reduce the number of new Ethiopian Jews (olim) arriving each month. The immigrants, or Falash Mura (Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors converted to Judaism centuries ago) – many of whom still have family members living in Ethiopia – called on the government to keep the commitment it made a year ago to wind up aliya from the East African Nation within the next three years