In Defense of Israel’s Policy Toward Illegal African Migrants

Israel as Home

Written by Dr. Emmanuel Navon, an Israeli international relations expert, this Times of Israel blog post from 2018 defends Israel’s controversial policy toward illegal African immigrants as consistent with international law and the practice of other democracies. He argues that the vast amount of Africans illegally entering Israel are not defined as “refugees” or “asylum seekers,” and that Israel’s primary commitment must be to its own citizens, rather than illegal immigrants. 

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