MK Lipman submits law to encourage Aliyah

June 3, 2013 03:22

MK Rabbi Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid) submitted legislation to encourage and  increase the number of people making Aliyah, a statement from his office said Sunday.  

The law submitted by Lipman, proposes to change current policy and exempt Israelis returning to the country with immediate family who are making Aliyah from a wait time of six months before becoming eligible for kupot cholim (health funds). Lipman's office stated this policy stands as an obstacle and creates a financial challenge for those wishing to return to Israel with their Aliyah-making families.

"This minor change to the law could have major ramifications for increasing Aliyah. I view this as the first of many reforms which are necessary to inspire more Aliyah and look forward to its quick passage, " Lipman said.

MK's from Yesh Atid, Likud-Beiteinu, Bayit Hayehudi, Hatnua, Labor, and Shas supported Lipman's legislation.

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