Israel to Ease Aliyah From Ukraine for ‘Halakhic’ Jews

Israel is allowing non-Jewish spouses and children of Ukrainians eligible for aliyah to immigrate – but only if they are Jewish according to religious law

Amid expectations of a huge wave of immigration from Ukraine in the coming weeks, the Interior Ministry has initiated a policy change that blatantly discriminates against individuals who are eligible for aliyah but are not halakhically Jewish (born to Jewish mothers).

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