The Israeli authorities have continually issued vague and confusing “permit-visas” for refugees, which has led many employers to assume it is prohibited to employ asylum seekers, though in most cases this is not true.

In August, in light of the Supreme Court decision, hundreds of asylum seekers were released from the Holot Detention Center. Due to the ban on their return to Eilat or Tel Aviv, issued by the Minister of Interior, many of them who previously lived and worked in these cities found themselves without housing or employment.

Kav LaOved and other organizations have issued a user-friendly guide (in Hebrew) to help both asylum seekers and employers ensure that employment is carried out legally. Employment is the only way to allow asylum seekers to live with dignity and to contribute to society, rather than being a burden on it.