Positive Reply from the IDF to Clarify Policies Affecting Children of Israelis Living Abroad
The IDF letter to us emphasizes: “We intend to anchor the above military policies as soon as possible in the army legal ordinance.”
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In our efforts to help foreign nationals living in Israel, "Israeli Shortcut" has lobbied extensively to provide information, simplify bureaucracy and clarify numerous legal regulations for foreign nationals. One of our main foci are children of Israeli citizens living abroad who are required to serve in the Israeli army.
We have written the army in detail of a number of regulations’ problematic points which require clarification and a final decision.
We are pleased to report that for the first time, we have entered into negotiations with the military authorities on behalf of those seeking our assistance.
The army (Meitiv unit) responded to us in a letter (whose content we unfortunately cannot divulge due to its confidential nature) in which they agreed with us that a number of regulations require clarification and are not sufficiently anchored in law. They wrote, “We intend to anchor the above military policies as soon as possible in the army legal ordinance.”
"Israeli Shortcut" chairman Zev Zer commends their response. “The military authorities treat us fairly and have always demonstrated a willingness to find a solution for those in need. We hope that other government offices will learn from the military’s example.”
Without a doubt, if this trend continues, it will have a major positive effect on those who are living in Israel and considering making aliya.