Monday, June 19, Knesset Committee on internal Affairs, headed by Deputy David Amsalem («Likud») has approved second and third readings of the bill Deputy Oded forera (NDI) on the issuance of new immigrants Israeli passport («Darkon») without the one-year «trial period» and without «evidence of living in Israel» – that is, in the same order in which you get the passport all citizens of Israel.
As the press service of the Knesset, in the case of the adoption of this bill also does away with the need to prove that the immigrant has been in Israel at least 75% of the time after repatriation.
Presiding David Amsalem said about this: «Even if there is some number of immigrants that will receive the Darkon and immediately leave Israel, I don’t see anything wrong. Today, tens of thousands of Israelis living in America and not to think back, but still extend the Darkon because they have that right. Much more important to restore justice in relation to tens of thousands of Jews who annually make aliyah to our country to live in. The situation, when these new immigrants feel Israelis second-class citizens, since all the Israelis have the right to Darkon, and the new immigrants during their first year of life in the country – no, unfair, offensive to the human and civil dignity of immigrants, and needs to be changed.»
The author of the bill Oded Forer, in turn, said, «If the state of Israel decided to grant citizenship to Jews from repatriation to our country, the more the state must issue them a passport, like all its citizens, and in the same order.»
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of internal security, Ministry of foreign Affairs, the Ministry of justice and the Ministry of aliyah and integration.
Was expected to be named the date of the vote on this bill in the second and third reading (the first reading the bill was adopted on 29 may). The Commission has recommended a vote next week, but it may be postponed to a later date due to the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which is celebrated at the end of the month of Ramadan.
Under the bill forera, returnees will receive a foreign passport immediately after you become citizens of Israel. Currently, this right is only granted after one year from the date of repatriation, and before that to travel abroad, they will be issued a temporary document Lesse passe. The MP is convinced of the NDI that such a practice is in conflict with the realities of modern open-world.
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