Following Meron Tragedy, Israel Granting Special Permits Allowing Students to Leave and Return

The Israeli government will grant special permits to foreign nationals who wish to leave Israel and return after a period of time, following the tragedy that unfolded in Meron on Lag Ba’omer. 

Many were incensed following the tragic incident that Israeli authorities were not allowing parents of traumatized students studying in Israel into the country to help their children cope with the weight of the tragedy, and this move is intended to ease some of that burden by allowing students to leave for some time and then return.

The permit is not a cure-all: it only allows students to LEAVE and then return. It does not allow individuals who are not yet in Israel, such as parents of students, to come to the country.

To apply for this special permit, click here.


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