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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.

The book is spiral bound at standard A4 size.

The book is spiral bound at standard A4 size.

The first half of the book contains photos from the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan.

The first half of the book contains photos from the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan.

Image of two refugee girls on yellowed paper, a short paragraph on its other side.

Image of two refugee girls on yellowed paper, a short paragraph on its other side.

Aerial photo of the refugee camp Zaatari in a centerfold layout.

Aerial photo of the refugee camp Zaatari in a centerfold layout.

The second half of the book shows photos of asylum seekers in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

The second half of the book shows photos of asylum seekers in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Asylum seeker in Gan Lewinsky, Tel Aviv

Asylum seeker in Gan Lewinsky, Tel Aviv

Transsexual prostitute refugees in Tel Aviv

Transsexual prostitute refugees in Tel Aviv

Close up on text. Opening paragraph of the Refugee Convention of 1950 in Hebrew

Close up on text. Opening paragraph of the Refugee Convention of 1950 in Hebrew