Court rescinds foreigner's abuse conviction to allow him to stay in Israel

The Tel Aviv District Court on Monday rescinded the abuse conviction of a foreign worker in order to allow him to remain in the country. The father of two was convicted of abusing a four-year-boy in a kindergarten he ran. In the event of a criminal conviction, the Immigration Authority is obligated to deport the offender and his family, so Monday's court decision allows the man, his wife and two children to remain in Israel. Dr. Yitzhak Kedman, director of the National Council for the Child, called the move outrageous and said it set a precedent to foreign workers to commit violence and other crimes.