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Założenia polityki migracyjnej Izraela
The Framework for Israel’s Migration Policy

Author(s): Przemysław Zawada
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, Politics and society, Migration Studies, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: Israel; migration policy; refugees; illegal immigrants;

Summary/Abstract: Israel is one of those countries which received the highest number of immigrants after World War II. Since the establishment of the state in 1948 until 2002, about 3 million immigrants came to Israel. In addition, most of the 6.7 million Jews living in Israel are descendants of refugees who escaped the war and persecution. Even today, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, there are about 34,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Israel, mainly from Eritrea and Sudan, who came to Israel more than ten years ago and have no Jewish roots. As a result of its migration policy, Israel, additionally adducing the right of asylum, is reluctant to grant them a refugee status. The purpose of the article is to analyze the assumptions of Israel's migration policy and to try to answer the research question how the policy’s main aspects differ from those from 80 years ago when the state was created or if there are still many similarities.

  • Issue Year: 7/2019
  • Issue No: 2 (14)
  • Page Range: 95-109
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish