Israeli Shortcut is utilizing all possible means to galvanize civil servants to help the population of foreign citizens living in Israel.
It has set up a special division to deal with the heads of departments and divisions in government ministries and municipalities for the goal of eliminating capricious or wrong regulations which hinder the absorption of foreign citizens and immigrants and ensuring that they receive their basic rights during their stay in Israel.
We are particularly working with the Transport Ministry, the Tax Authority, the banks, the Interior Ministry, the IDF, and the Jerusalem municipality for this purpose.
Unfortunately, we sometimes experience a lack of response on the part of the relevant entities despite the Reason Provision Law - 1958 (Chok Hahanmakah) requiring a public employee to respond to an applicant in writing not later than forty-five days after receiving a request.
Our organization has turned to the state's Civil Service Disciplinary Division that is responsible for getting government bodies to discharge their duties and implement the law.
"A very important part of our agenda requires us to maintain close cooperation with government bodies. We hope that our collaboration will bear fruit and enable our fellow Jews in the Diaspora to feel comfortable in Israel," says Zev Zer, Israeli Shortcut’s chairman.