Israel’s ‘Passport Aliyah’ Crackdown Sparks Outrage | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Some 300 new immigrants from France arrive on a special “Aliyah Flight” organized by the Jewish Agency, at Ben-Gurion Airport in central Israel on July 23, 2018. More French Jews are expected to arrive. Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90.

i24 News – Aliyah advocates are concerned about a new initiative that would force immigrant applicants to Israel to prove their intent to live in the Jewish state permanently and are not only after a passport.

Israel’s Interior Ministry is set to require all individuals applying to immigrate under the Law of Return to declare their plan to move to Israel “immediately” and “permanently,” Haaretz reported last week.

Applicants would be posed with a list of questions to gauge how serious they are about immigrating and making Israel their new “center of life.”

Its purpose is to crack down on ‘passport aliyah’ – people who immigrate to Israel, without any intention of staying, to take advantage of the government’s financial support and travel benefits.

Related coverage

February 20, 2022 10:28 am

The phenomenon has been especially common in recent years, as many immigrants found that having an Israeli passport makes traveling the world easier, according to Haaretz.

Israel’s Law of Return stipulates that immigrant visas shall be awarded “to every Jew who has expressed his desire to settle in Israel.”

Director of the Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority, Tomer Moskowitz, said the new regulation will simply enforce the law.

However, advocates for immigration to Israel argue that the law is being misinterpreted.

“The desire to settle in Israel doesn’t necessarily mean that the move has to be immediate or permanent,” said attorney Eli Nacht, deputy mayor of the southern city Ashdod.

“It’s part of an ongoing policy of restricting aliyah,” he added, Haaretz reported.

“They need to realize… that this is a global world and people travel around a lot. Sometimes, they’re not ready to decide where they want to settle permanently, and that needs to be respected.”

Read More

Categories:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Buy valid Drivers License Online, Buy Real EU Driver's License Online, Buy Fake Driver's License, Buy Registered Driver's License Online, Buy Real Driver's License Online, Buy Real Passport Online, Buy Real EU Passport Online, Buy Legal Passport Online, Buy USA Passport Online, Buy Passport Online, Buy fake passport online, Buy International ID Cards, Buy ID Cards Online National Identity Card Online, How Russian Driver's license Online, Buy German Resident permit online, Buy Registered marriage Certificate, Buy Original birth Certificate, Buy Covid 19 vaccination card , Buy EU ID card online , Buy fake documents online, Buy Euro Banknotes online, Buy High Grade Counterfeit, Buy fake dollar bank notes, Buy Undetectable Counterfeit Banknotes, Buy Counterfeit Money Online, Buy Fake Notes Online, Real Resident Permit Cards, Resident Permit Card , Buy Real Resident Permit Card Online