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Seeking Asylum in Israel : Refugees and the History of Migration Law (Hardcover) (Gilad Ben-nun)

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Between 2005 and 2014, approximately 70,000 asylum-seeking refugees from Sudan and Eritrea entered Israel. This, along with the highly publicised anti-African immigrant riots in Israel in 2012 and 2014, has meant that the issue of African migration is now extremely controversial in Israel. Gilad Ben-Nun looks at this phenomenon, and compares it to the debates surrounding the Palestinian refugees in the region and the concept of their right of return. He argues that this newer, African migration issue has forced Israel to move from conceiving of itself as an 'exceptional' state and now has to view itself as a more 'normal' and 'universal' entity. By highlighting this shift, he ties the problems which the Israeli political and judicial systems (as well as society) have to wider themes of migration and identity in the wider region.
Number of Pages: 301
Genre: History, Social Science, Political Science
Series Title: Library of Modern Middle East Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Gilad Ben-nun
Language: English
Street Date: February 18, 2017
TCIN: 51714716
UPC: 9781784537609
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-6797
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