Heeding criticism, Israeli ministry vows to fix red tape plaguing French immigrants

By JTA
December 23, 2015 21:38

Responding to complaints, the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption in Israel said it was working to lift obstructions that prevent recognition in the country of French vocational diplomas.

Alona Kedem, a spokeswoman for the ministry, acknowledged the need for finding solutions to the issue in a statement to JTA on Wednesday following criticism on Israel’s handling of new immigrants from France by Meyer Habib, a French-Jewish lawmaker.

On Monday Habib, a personal friend of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wrote on Facebook that he would advise French Jews against making aliyah if what he described as “immense and unjust bureaucratic blockages” are not resolved within the following three months.


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