28.01.2011 23.Shevat, 5771
Parents’ dispute leaves German woman prisoner in Israel
International custody agreement rendered worthless by Israeli judge; ‘Rebecca’ has written to Peres, politicians for help.
A German-born Jewish woman who shares a five-year- old son with an Israeli man has found herself blocked from leaving the country, even though an international agreement signed by both parents and approved by a local judge states that she can leave for short visit to her ailing mother in Paris, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
Rebecca (not her real name), who until last summer was living in Canada with her son, reached a custody agreement with the boy’s father, which would include her commitment to relocate to Israel for a two-year trial period and his commitment to financially support mother and son and allow them to leave the country periodically….