‘I’m the Granddaughter of a Jewish Woman With a Number on Her Arm, Why Does Israel Greet Me This Way?’

These Ukrainians escaped bombarded Mariupol. Now they have to fight Israeli bureaucracy

When Marina and her family landed in Israel last month, after fleeing the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, she thought her nightmare had finally ended. But when the displaced mother of two attempted to officially immigrate under Israel’s Law of Return – which grants automatic citizenship to Jews and their descendants – she was told she was ineligible.

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