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Latest update : 2018-04-24

Israel’s migrant crisis: Clear government signals, but unclear decisions

Israel has been trying to find a way to force between 30,000 and 40,000 African migrants to leave the country. Many of them arrived years ago, when they were minors. At the end of last year, the government said it had signed an agreement with a few African states - not those the migrants were originally from though - to send them there and that anyone who refused to go could face prison. The plan hasn't been passed, however, and the nations named as host countries deny there ever was a deal.

Then, just a few weeks ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he had reached a plan with the UN that would allow half of the migrants to stay put, while the rest would be sent to other countries. Shortly afterward, however, he said the deal was scrapped. So where does that leave migrants in Israel today?

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and James Vasina.

By Antoine MARIOTTI , Yoray LIBERMAN , James VASINA

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2018-10-19 Focus

French education reforms under tight scrutiny

The French government is carrying out a number of education reforms, particularly in primary schools. Among the measures are reallocating funds to schools that are in so-called...

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2018-10-18 Focus

Bosnians help out as migrants pour in

Bosnia-Herzegovina has emerged as a new stopping point for migrants trying to reach Europe. But thousands have found themselves trapped because the border with neighbouring...

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2018-10-17 Focus

Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

With five months to go until Brexit comes into force, one of the key unresolved issues is the border between the Republic of Ireland – an EU member state - and Northern Ireland,...

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2018-10-16 Focus

France explores alternatives to prison

In order to tackle overcrowded prisons and the issue of repeat offending, the French authorities are increasingly turning to alternatives to incarceration. Out of the 250,000...

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2018-10-15 Focus

US Supreme Court decision boosts anti-abortion activists in California

California is often considered one of the most forward-thinking and liberal states in the US. But recently, so-called "pro-life" medical centres have been popping up across the...

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