With Passover approaching, Israeli volunteers held a symbolic Passover seder outside the Holot refugee detention center. At the gathering, during which the story of the Jews' exodus from Egypt was told, one of the refugees asked if he could take a moment to speak.
"Israel has experienced many tragedies," said Ayeli Ergai to hundreds of imprisoned asylum seekers, Israelis and human rights activists. "The Jews suffered as slaves in Egypt and during the Nazi regime. Israel of all places should understand what we are experiencing."