Ruling on foreign converts not implemented

14.03.2012                      20.Adar. 5772

Jüdische Welt:

Ruling on foreign converts not implemented

Religious rights groups criticize Interior Ministry for failure to draw up guidelines for approval of converts abroad.

Religious rights groups heavily criticized the Interior Ministry on Monday for its failure to draw up clear guidelines for the approval of converts who became Jewish abroad and subsequently apply to make aliya under the right of return.
In 2005, the High Court of Justice ordered the ministry and its Population, Immigration and Border Authority to produce clear criteria for accepting or rejecting the request to make aliya made by someone who converted abroad….