Shortwave | The Asylum Seekers

Barik in Tel Aviv

Imagine travelling alone from city to city and country to country at 9 years old. In this episode of Shtetl, meet Barik, a refugee from Sudan whose journey brought him to Israel almost six years ago.

And, human rights lawyer Jean-Marc Liling explains some of the issues surrounding the almost 60,000 African migrants who’ve come to Israel in recent years.

Thanks for tuning in to Shtetl on the Shortwave as we bring you stories of Jewish culture, including dispatches from Shtetl’s recent trip to the Middle East.

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Music in this episode: Shtetl theme song by Krista Muir, Daniel Lanois, Raggabund, Michael Feuerstack, Sam Cooke and Ester Rada.