Israel’s plan to deport African migrants prompts soul-searching


TEL AVIV — Dawit Habtai wants Israelis to know one thing: he’s an asylum-seeker, not a criminal.

“I only want to build my life here in Israel,” the 40-year-old Eritrean said. “I’m willing to pay taxes and only want the chance to build a life here.”

Image: Dawit Habtai

Dawit Habtai