The growing fight against the deportation of asylum seekers is an encouraging show of civil engagement and strength. But at the end of the day, what will determine whether or not Israel follows through with the deportation is now in the hands of the Rwandan government. If Rwanda refuses to accept people who are brought by force, the deportation will crumble.
Publicly, the Rwandan government denies agreeing to accept people deported by force. But the Israeli government insists that the Rwandan government agreed to these terms, and therefore continues to prepare for the deportation.
Rwanda's statements about its opposition to absorb those forcibly deported, and its denial of agreements with Israel, come in response to a demonstration held in front of the Rwandan Embassy in Herzliya two weeks ago. The small number of asylum seekers who took to the streets successfully managed to put pressure on the Rwandan government. Imagine the impact we could have if we come out in the thousands!
This week, demonstrations are being held in front of Rwanda's embassies around the world. I call on you to join them.
If you want to fight the deportation - join us!
It is as simple as that: if Rwanda refuses to accept deportees - there will be no deportation!
Sincerely, Atty. Oded Feller Director, Legal Department The Association for Civil Rights in Israel Nachalat Binyamin 75 Tel Aviv 65154 Israel Sharon Abraham-Weiss
Sudanese and Eritrean Refugee community in Israel Protest at the Rwandan Embassy against expulsion plans
Today, Wedneday February 7th, at 12:OO PM, we will be joining the Sudanese and Eritrean Refugee community at the Rwandan Embassy for a protest. The address is Ha`Maskit 9, Herzliya. This is one protest, of many, happening simultaneously around the world. All of the protests will be calling for one clear action: “Rwanda, do not cooperate with the forced deportation of refugees”.
Rwanda has clearly stated time and again that they will not accept those who are deported against their will, and yet the Israeli policy is presenting refugees with two options, relocation to a third country or indefinite imprisonment. Let us demand from Rwanda to maintain their commitment to international law. Choosing between imprisonment and deportation is not “voluntary departure”!
Let’s show the refugees, who are under a great deal of pressure, that they are not alone, we are with them. Vote with your feet, get out of the house and show that we will not stand idly by and let the deportation take place silently.
Don’t close your eyes! Help us to stop the deportation!
ሰላም ኩቡራት ኣዕሩክ ረቡዕ ዕለት 07/02/18 ብ ማሕበረሰብ ኤርትራውያንን ሱዳናውያንን ንዝግበር ሰለማዊ ሰልፊ ኣብ ሄርጽልያ ሃ ማስኪት፥ 9 ፊት ኤምባሲ ሩዋንዳ ክንጽንበሮ ኢና። እዚ ሓደ ካብቲ ኣብ መላእ ዓለም ብሓንሳብ ዝግበር ዘሎ ሰለማዊ ሰልፊ እዩ። ኩሉ እቲ ዝግበር ሰልፊ ሓደ ንጹር ትግባረ ሩዋንዳ ምስ ብግዴታ ምስጓግ ንስደተኛታይ ከይትተሓባበር ክጽውዕ እዩ። ሩዋንዳ ንብዘይ ድልየቱ ዝመጸ ከም ዘይ ትቅበል ንጹር ገይራ ገሊጻ ኣላ፡ ግን ገና ፖሊሲ መንግስቲ እስራኤል ንስደተኛታት ክልተ ምርጫ ይህቦም ኣሎ ወይ ናብ ሳልሰይቲ ሃገር ምስግጋር ወይ ዘይተወሰነ ግዜ ማእሰርቲ። ኣብዚ ካብ ርዋንዳ ኣህግራዊ ሕጊ ዝጠልቦ ስራሕ ከተማልእ ንጽውዕ፡ ማእሰርቲ ወይ ምስጓግ ዝበሃል ምርጫ " ወለንታዊ ምውጻእ ኣይኮነን" ንኣብ ዓቢ ጸቅጢ ዘለዉ ስደተኛታት ምስኦም ከም ዘለና ንበይኖም ከም ዘየለዉ ነርእዮም። ካብ ገዛና ንውጻእ፡ ምካድ ይኩን ምርጫና ኣብ ገዛና ኮይንና ብስቅታ ሱቅ ኢልና ምስጓግ እንዳ ተካየደ ኣይንዕዘብን ።
የዒንቱኩም ኣይትዓሙቱ! ምስጓግ ደው ክብል ሓጉዙና! የቀንየለይ
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Kabbalat Shabbat Against Deportation
Beit Tefilah Israeli and the "Standing Together" movement invite you to a joint Kabbalat Shabbat with asylum seekers and residents of South Tel Aviv
This is not an ordinary Kabbalat Shabbat, but rather an invitation to raise an important Jewish/Israeli/civilian voice in favor of the proper treatment of those who seek refuge and asylum who are among us and helpless against the "voluntary" deportation
On this Shabbat, Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim, we read the passage "And you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, since you were strangers in the land of Egypt"
This Shabbat will also be a reminder of the Exodus from Egypt. Our past as strangers, as refugees, requires us to act today for the sake of those today - because we also were there and therefore "we know the soul of the stranger"
Kabbalat Shabbat will be led by Rabbi Esteban Gottfried along with musicians from Beit Tefilah Israeli and members from the asylum seekers' community. You are also invited to bring your own instrument
During Kabbalat Shabbat, we will hear stories from asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan, and we will present opportunities to take part in the struggle. Among other things, we will sing, play music and pray together
Kabbalat Shabbat will take place at Studio Naim - Shalma Rd 46, Tel Aviv - at 17:00