For Jewish Converts Fleeing Ukraine, a Not-so-warm Welcome in Israel

Jews by choice are not eligible for the ‘fast track’ service offered to other Ukrainian refugees making aliyah. Instead, they must endure a laborious process, during which time they cannot work or receive financial benefits

Judy Maltz
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Most of the Ukrainian refugees arriving in Israel in recent weeks are not coming as official immigrants. Instead, they have been arriving on a special fast track that allows them to enter the country without immigrant visas and complete the aliyah process after they land – so long as they can provide basic proof of their eligibility before entering Israel.

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