Sunday, may 28, pastimes shovel the reports in the newspaper «Israel a-Yom» that the command of the IDF decided to allow the grandchildren of the Jews that are in Israel, call for military service.
We are talking about young people in Israel in the status of temporary residents awaiting the decision of the authorities regarding requests for Israeli citizenship. The consideration of these requests takes an average of five years, which deprives young people of the opportunity to serve in the army at the appropriate age.
In February of 2017, defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman at a meeting with representatives of the Department of mobilization MEITAV instructed to speed up the process of conscription of young men and women, the descendants of the Jews in the fourth generation (great-grandchildren), without the status of a permanent resident or citizen of Israel, but wanting to serve in the army.
The IDF has decided to provide these young people the opportunity to call for official status of permanent residents or citizens of Israel.
According to «Israel a-Yom», from now on, every great-grandson of a Jew, who is in the military age, may apply to the military enlistment office at the place of residence, where they will have to provide documents proving his relationship with the Jews. After that, he or she will be able to begin the process of appeal is similar to that held by any Israelite.
The publication notes that in the last week and a half, the army authorities have approved a request for the call of ten members of the fourth generation, and additional requests are under consideration.
As writes the activities of Shovel, recruitment to the IDF significantly reduce the processing time of the requests for Israeli citizenship, as a year and a half after the call, the soldier has the right to contact the Ministry of interior and to obtain citizenship.
At the moment the IDF spokesman has not commented on this information. From the press service of the Ministry of defence said «After a meeting convened by defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman about two weeks ago with representatives Matava, was developed and approved the procedure for data validation «fourth generation», addressed to the army with a request to call. After this meeting most of the applied «great-grandchildren of the Jews» was sent to the so-called «TSAV Rishon». The other applicants will get it in the near future. You must specify: the call shall be guys that are «fourth generation». Other visa holders A5 are called to be can not, even if they have requested the army».
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