Written: 2011 | Published: February 18, 2021 | Karen Jacobsen, Rebecca Furst-Nichols

African Migration to Israel: Debt, employment and remittances

Sudanese and Eritreans make up the two largest African groups in Israel and share a similar legal status. Most have temporary protection in the form of 2A5 conditional release visas, renewable every three months. The Israeli government has not clarified their official rights however, and holders of the 2A5 visa live under the constant threat that protection will be revoked. A few thousand Africans in Israel have residence permits or six-month working visas, granted to specific groups in 2007 and 2008.

This report was originally published by the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University. 

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