Sister Azezet Habtezghi, from the Comboni Sisters, has won an Italian prize for her work with asylum seekers from Africa in Israel.

On December 6, 2011, at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the commission for the coordination of priests and pastoral workers involved with migrant workers and asylum seekers convened to continue their discussions.

On Tuesday evening, October 4, 2011, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann invited Sister Azezet Habtezghi to speak at the Yedidyah synagogue in Talpiot, Jerusalem.

Filipino migrant workers gathered in Jerusalem on September 25, 2011 in order to celebrate the first Filipino saint, Lorenzo Ruiz. The mass was celebrated by H.E. Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali of the Latin Patriarchate.

Another hundred children of migrant workers born in Israel are candidates for deportation from the country despite the fact that they are in grade 1.

Hundreds of Indian Catholics gathered in Jaffa on Saturday, September 10, 2011, and participated in a Marian procession through the streets.

On September 6, 2011, at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the commission for the coordination of priests and pastoral workers involved with migrant workers and asylum seekers convened to continue their discussions.

Ofek, a four year old girl born to Filipino migrant worker parents, is to be deported to the Philippines today, Thursday, August 25, after an Israeli court approved the deportation.

A 4 year old girl is to be deported from Israel. At the last moment, she was taken off the airplane due to a court injunction.

On June 7, 2011, at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the commission for the coordination of priests and pastoral workers involved with migrant workers and asylum seekers convened to continue their discussions.

On April 27, 2011, at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, a new commission for the coordination of priests and pastoral workers involved with migrant workers and refugees began its deliberations.

A small group of Sudanese gathered in the Chapel of Divine Mercy on Levanda Street for mass in Arabic in Tel Aviv, celebrated by Father David, Vicar of the Hebrew speaking Catholics, on Saturday, April 2, 2011.

Refugees fleeing for their lives from Eritrea in Africa are arriving in Israel through the Egyptian border but not before they suffer torture and extortion at the hands of Bedouin in Sinai. Sister Azezet works with them and documents what is happening. Channel 2 broadcast a special report on the subject.

At the annual Oscar ceremony for films this year, the film “Strangers no more” won the prize as the best short documentary.

Edward Pentin conducted an interview with Father Jayaseellan OFM, newly appointed chaplain for the Indian Catholic migrant workers in Israel.

The moment is drawing closer when the decision to deport more than 400 children of migrant workers in Israel is to be carried out. Support of the children is growing and yesterday the State President expressed his opposition to the deportation.

The Hebrew language internet news site, YNET, published an extensive special report about the children of foreign workers who are threatened with expulsion from Israel. Some of these children are linked to our communities.

Many Israelis, fearful for the fate of the children of foreign workers, are mobilizing to support their right to stay in the country.