Episode
February 27, 2013

Israel's migrant dilemma

Repatriation of African migrants in Israel sparks international concern.
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Inspectors from the Israel Immigration and Population Department arrest an African migrant in South Tel Aviv, Israel, 13 June 2012. Abir Sultan/EPA

On Wednesday, February 27:

Does Israel have the right to turn away undocumented migrants? According to a report, Israel has secretly sent more than 1,000 Sudanese nationals back to Sudan, despite threats by Khartoum to punish anyone who migrates to Israel. The UNHCR says Israel violated a human rights convention to protect those who face persecution back home. Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Yohannes Bayu @ARDC_org
Founder, African Refugee Development Center
ardc-israel.org

Naomi Paiss @NewIsraelFund
Vice President, Public Affairs at New Israel Fund
nif.org

David Sheen @davidsheen
Writer, Filmmaker
davidsheen.com

Moran Stern
Lecturer, Georgetown University's Program for Jewish civilisation
pjc.georgetown.edu

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