Amnesty International – Israel youth members promote refugee rights
Amnesty Israel’s youth members lobbied Knesset members on refugee rights in November, 2007.  They pressured the MKs to vote in favor of two bills designed to increase the rights of refugees seeking asylum in Israel, by offering a broader definition of what constitutes legitimate refugee status under Israeli law. The group successfully persuaded 62 Knesset members to sign a petition in favor of letting 1,200 Sudanese refugees stay in Israel in the summer of 2007. This activity does not reflect the anti-Israel campaigning that has characterized this NGO, and is an example of how the Israeli branch of Amnesty can promote its stated mandate to undertake "research and advocacy for the protection and promotion of the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and IDPs [internally displaced persons]."