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Listen to the Children

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On Monday evening, Israeli children will be demonstrating at Habima Square in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on behalf of their school and youth group friends. Their friends are children very much like themselves, who were born in Israel, grew up here, attend Israeli schools and youth groups and speak Hebrew. The only difference is that they were born to non-Israeli mothers, most of them Filipinas, who came here legally to care for the elderly and disabled. While here legally, they had children, after which the authorities stopped renewing their work visas.

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After many years of a status quo on the issue, someone in the Population and Immigration Authority “woke up” one day and decided to expel these 200 mothers and their children. Some of the women were arrested on the street, at times in front of their........

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