Tag Archives: Migration

Israel, legal limbo for 400 children of foreign workers

People protesting in Tel Aviv - Photo: Alessandro Di Maio

Report and photos by Alessandro Di Maio

Tel Aviv. For a few months now, Israeli public opinion has been divided on one of the most discussed issues in recent years — the future of 400 children that were born and bred in Israel and speak perfect Hebrew, but they are still not considered Israeli citizens.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Middle East, Migration, Society

The Tale of a Western “Bint el-Balad”

An English lady and "Bint Balad" @hanansolyman

By Hanan Solayman

Letters of the English writer Lucie Duff Gordon –also known in Arabic as el-Sitt el-Ingiliziya – to her husband represent a unique Muslim-Christian coexistence case .. read how she adopted “Fellaheen” lifestyle until her last breath in Cairo to be buried as “Daughter of the Arab”.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Culture, EU, Middle East, Society, Uncategorized

Dear German national Mannschaft: Are we going to like you?

Turkish-German flag @geotypograpika-com

By Elif Kayi

OPINION. Germany’s most (in)famous terrorist group the Red Army Fraction is no longer active, except on the big screen with the movie of Uli Edel “The Baader Meinhof Complex”, which was released in 2008. But the war is not yet over and not all guns have been put down. Continue reading

8 Comments

Filed under Migration, Opinion, Sports

Dear French national team: We will never forgive you!

French trainer Raymond Domenech showing national shirt @starmaillot.com

By Elif Kayi

OPINION. France never really was a soccer nation. Not that they always had poor players or that they never managed good performances on the field. But if one considers soccer also from a socio-cultural point of view, the French never showed a particular enthusiasm for what one usually calls “the round ball”. For decades France figured as a kind of strange animal at the core of a European tradition, which had integrated the culture of penalties and corners into its history long ago.

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Migration, Opinion, Sports

Young asylum seeker dies trying to reach Spanish Peninsula

By Cristina Rojo

SPAIN. A young migrant from Ivory Coast died on monday after falling from the lorry where he was hiding in order to reach the spanish Peninsula. 20-year-old Abdoulaye Kone was one of the docens of asylum seekers that currently live in the northafrican city of Ceuta (Spain), waiting for the authorities to allow them entering the spanish mainland territory.

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under EU, Migration, North Africa, Uncategorized

Background: The new Spanish Law for Asylum – walking a tightrope

Asylum seekers holding the "yellow card" @Reduan Dris

By Cristina Rojo

SPAIN. Around a hundred migrants in Ceuta and Melilla, whose asylum request has been admitted to procedure by the Home Office, are now waiting for the courts of justice to decide on their right to move freely within Spain – a right their asylum seekers condition was supposed to recognize.

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under EU, Migration, North Africa

“I don’t know if I lost my way or not”


@EMAJMagazine

By Ahmed Esmat Aly

NETHERLANDS. Ismail Ahmed El Mazyen or ‘NINJA’ as his customers call him in Amsterdam, married a Dutch woman, has three kids and makes a living out of catering with halal food.

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Migration, Society