“It’s sheer madness for a country of so many immigrants with relatives and businesses abroad to impose sudden, arbitrary flight bans”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Let our people come!
by Dov Lipman
January 31, 2021

This past week has been hell, as Israelis – mostly English-speaking immigrants – who were abroad for family and business reasons have been stuck there, unable to return to Israel. I have been bombarded with requests for help, and, along with MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh, have spent most of my time trying to help – usually to no avail. To give you a sense of what is going on: mothers went abroad to visit aging or ill parents and are stuck there with infants, while their children back in Israel have to function – or not function – without their mother around; there are new olim who were granted some vacation time who are now at risk of losing their jobs in Israel because they have not returned…READ MORE

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