African migrants in Israel

Hummus Gan Eden co-founders Hassan, Muhi, and Adam, shortly after opening the restaurant in central Tel Aviv in July 2010. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

FROM HELL TO (HUMMUS) PARADISE


Hassan, Muhi and Adam opened the restaurant after learning the humous trade at “Humous Meshusha,” one of the well-loved humous joints in the city, on the corner of Bograshov and Pinsker streets in Tel Aviv.. The Jerusalem Post – July 2nd, 2010 

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Adam Mohammed, who was returning to South Sudan to take care of his parents in a refugee camp in Chad when he was killed. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

FOLLOW UP: DARFURIAN REFUGEE DIES TRAGICALLY AFTER RETURN TO S. SUDAN

Adam Mohammed, who moved back to South Sudan last month, leaving behind the popular Tel Aviv humous restaurant he opened with two fellow Darfurian refugees, was killed a day earlier in a car accident on the way to Juba. The Jerusalem Post – December 23, 2011

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Sophie Menashe in her south Tel Aviv apartment. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

AFRICAN INFLUX TO TA WORRIES ELDERLY JEWISH HOLDOUT

Menashe shares a two-bedroom flat at the top of a seven-floor building with no elevator with her 30-something son and an irate Chihuahua named Buffy. The pint-sized grandmother said she spends almost all of her waking hours in the apartment, afraid of the young African men drinking in the building’s stairwell and courtyard. The Jerusalem Post – May 18, 2012

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William Akon (right), saved money to return to Israel on a student visa, only to be deported a second time. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

IDC STUDENT FROM S. SUDAN DEPORTED TO JUBA, TWICE

William Akon tries to return to Israel on a student visa after his first deportation, only to be sent back to South Sudan a second time. The Jerusalem Post – December 9, 2012

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Interior Minister Eli Yishai, standing atop a hill overlooking one of the detention facilities. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

ELI YISHAI’S ‘WELL TIMED’ DETENTION CENTER VISIT

Eli Yishai, the government’s most-outspoken opponent of the African migrant community, visited the detention centers for migrants in what came across as a hastily arranged photo-op after Netanyahu announced early elections. The Jerusalem Post – October 10, 2012

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