Russian immigrant Michael Chebunin and his civil wife, Russian woman, sue in the high court against a requirement to re-confirm the Jews in the case of marriage with a foreigner/foreigner. On Monday, October 30, the correspondent of the newspaper «Israel a-Yom» Yair Altman.
The defendants in the lawsuit are the Department of the Prime Minister and the Directorate of population and migration. The plaintiffs argue that the Bureau’s ties «Nativ» conducts re-examination only in respect of immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Even if many years passed after they received Israeli citizenship.
The lawsuit States that the report of the auditor General from 2016 on this occasion said that the Prime Minister has no authority to re-conduct such inspections. The plaintiffs are asking the high court to issue a conditional injunction order against this discriminatory policy.
Michael Chebunin immigrated to Israel in 1992 from Georgia at the age of eight years and received Israeli citizenship under the Law of return. In 2015, the man was brought to Israel his civil wife.
For two years she lives in the country on a tourist visa and cannot work. In addition, the couple can not leave Israel to get married abroad. All this is due to re-testing against Chebunina.
The Minister of aliyah and integration of the Landwehr in charge of the organization «Nativ», a few weeks ago, ordered the head of the organization the Neta Briskin-Peleg to stop checking the documents of Israeli citizens, immigrants from countries of the former USSR. The problem of verification of documents of the citizens of Israel, Russian-speaking immigrants, was raised on the agenda the report of the auditor General in 2016. «This kind of verification against Israeli citizens constitute discrimination,» said the editorial NEWSru.co.il in the press service of the Ministry.
«The head of «Nativ» Neta Briskin-Peleg issued an internal order the immediate cessation of such tests. At the moment test this group of the population of Israel in the «Native» stopped», – said in the comments of the Ministry of aliyah and integration.
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