Why are foreign non-jewish Israeli kids called into the army? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Sara
    • 08.02.07 | 09:41 (IST)

    My friend is married in Holland to an Israeli Jew. Their kids are not Jewish, but hold an Israeli passport since birth as the father registered them at the embassy. When they reached the age of 17, they were harrassed by the Israeli border police at Ben Gurion airport every time they visited their grandparents in Israel. They do not live in Israel, but are getting letters from the IDF to report in Israel on certain dates. So why does the IDF even bother to do so and then refuse to let children of non-jews married to an Israeli into the country??? That girl will grow up in Israel and gladly enter the IDF when she reaches 17/18. I hope this girl is allowed to re-unite with her mom soon.

    from the article: Regulations would let more children of Israelis' spouses immigrate
    First published 00:00 08.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 08.02.07
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