israeli citizenship

Latvian President Egils Levits on his state visit to Israel

Levits is one of three heads of state in the world who are of known Jewish descent. The other two are Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and Israel's President Isaac Herzog.

Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Yuri Milner arrives on the red carpet during the second

Israeli-Russian billionaire Yuri Milner renounces Russian citizenship

Russian-Israeli billionaire philanthropist Yuri Milner renounced his citizenship with Russia after he left Russia in 2014.

11/10/2022
High Court of Justice prepares for hearing on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form the

High Court upholds law to revoke citizenship of Israeli terrorists

The court decided to cancel the revocation of the citizenship of two terrorists, but ruled the law, in general, is constitutional.

21/07/2022

On This Day: Israel passes Law of Return to grant entry to all Jews, 72 years ago

The Law of Return remains controversial in Israel among those on the Right, who think it lets non-halachic Jews make aliyah, and on the Left, who note a double standard for Arabs and Palestinians.

05/07/2022

Israel grants basketball player Jared Armstrong temporary residence

The decision has temporarily ended a months-long saga of rejections, petitions from influential figures and accusations of racism.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
09/05/2022

Stop all these hurdles to attain Israeli citizenship - editorial

“I grew up an observant Jew. We kept Shabbat and the High Holy Days. I was not allowed to play sports on Saturday. Instead, you would find me in shul.”

Controversial citizenship bill passed into law

The bill aims to tighten immigration controls, making it harder for Palestinians who marry Israeli Arabs to receive citizenship.

10/03/2022

Family reunification bill set to pass into law on Wednesday

The citizenship law makes it harder for Palestinians who marry Arab-Israelis to receive citizenship.

08/03/2022
Hapoel Beersheba defender Miguel Vitor

Portuguese soccer player Miguel Vitor's play for Israeli citizenship - editorial

There have been several high-profile conversions of sports figures who have played in Israel in the past.

Basketball player who converted to Judaism with a Conservative rabbi denied Israeli citizenship

Rabbi Michael Beals who supervised Armstrong’s conversion called the decision by Israel’s government “racist” as Armstrong is Black.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
10/02/2022
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