Israel is host to several thousand asylum seekers. These asylum seekers never receive refugee status for political reasons. While their requests are never formally declined, they are forever held in limbo under the guise of "bureaucratic procedures".
This book puts the Refugee Convention of 1950 side by side with a text by Zali Gurevitch which discusses Israel's ambivalence towards life in the "Promised Land" as opposed to life outside of it "in exile".
Accompanying photos are from a refugee camp in neighboring Jordan for the first half of the book. The photos in the second half of the book are of refugees Tel-Aviv sourced from various news agencies.