Interior Minister Aryeh Deri

Netanyahu Suspends UN Deal to Relocate Illegal African Migrants

In a dramatic about-face, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday evening that he was freezing a new agreement with the UN refugee agency that would have seen thousands of African migrants given temporary status in Israel — mere hours after announcing the plan.

An African migrant holds an Israeli flag after being released from the Holot detention center in the Negev. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Israel Nears Mass Deportations of Illegal Infiltrators

The Knesset on Monday voted to extend tough restrictions on illegal migrants and shutter the Holot detention facilities in southern Israel in three months’ time, underlining the government’s commitment to planned mass deportations of African migrants to Rwanda and Uganda.

African illegal migrants carry their belongings following their release from the Holot Detention Centre in Israel's Negev desert, on August 25, 2015. Israel began releasing hundreds of African migrants from the detention centre after a court order, but the asylum-seekers were barred from entering two cities. A recent court decision …

Israel Deports Swiss BDS Activist

For the first time, a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activist was on Tuesday deported from Israel, Channel 2 News reports.

Protesters call for boycott of Israel

Herzog: I’ll Cooperate With Any Police Probe Into My Actions

The Times of Israel reports: Opposition leader Isaac Herzog on Tuesday said he will cooperate with any police investigation into his election financing irregularities in an effort to bring a probe to a close “as soon as possible.” The Zionist


Israel Revokes Residency of Palestinians Accused of Deadly Attacks

Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said Thursday he has revoked the permanent residency permits of four Palestinians from east Jerusalem who allegedly killed Israelis in Jerusalem in recent attacks. The rare move is yet another Israeli attempt to stem the