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Living in Israel as an expatriate

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Remote work from Israel

I am a US citizen, happily employed by a US-based company, currently spending a year in Israel on a A/4 "Family of clergy/student" visa. My company does not do any business in Israel, would ...
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Would an Israeli national be able to claim refugee status if they were already abroad when the latest war started?

The current conflict in the Levant involving Israel and Palestine/Gaza is truly tragic and I wish only peace and safety to everyone, everywhere. One thing that occurred to me when looking at the FCDO ...
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What kind of opportunities do the Jewish converts obtain with regards to Israel?

If a highly educated non-Arab Muslim converts to Judaism and learns Hebrew, what kind of opportunity does the state of Israel offer to that person? Is there anything to expect? Or is it just another ...
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Ulpan class for non-Jews?

SmartAsset says: The course, known as an Ulpan, is an intensive, five-month process. It’s designed to help you to assimilate into the Israeli lifestyle as well as master the Hebrew language. The ...
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How do I recycle/safely dispose of various kinds of waste, in Israel?

I know different places in the world have different customs and infrastructure for disposing of various kinds of waste, often involving recycling schemes. What is the single/common scheme of safe ...
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Which kind of stores carry packing materials to use when moving?

I need to move apartments, outside of or within Israel. What kind of stores should I look for packing materials in? Specifically, relevant items can be: Cardboard boxes, at least double-wall ...
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Social security treaty/convention between Germany and Israel - German text?

Israel and Germany have a treaty (or a convention if you will) regarding social security benefits: Unemployment, accidents, old-age, disability etc. The Hebrew version of the convention can be ...
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We inadvertantly overstayed our visa on a visit to Israel - what should we do? [closed]

I am and was here on a visit to Israel to visit my fiance and friends here originally for an intended 2 weeks. During the 2 weeks I decided to stay for the duration of my allowed legal stay in Israel (...
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Learning to drive in Israel

How does one go about learning for a "driving theory" test in Israel (MIVCHAN THEORIA)? Are there any government-approved books in English?
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Under what product names is Hydrogen Peroxide marketed in Israel?

Hydrogen Peroxide is a chemical compound which has various household uses, mostly cleaning/disinfecting/bleaching. But - if you enter your local super-market or ("super-pharm"-like) stores and pass ...
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Are there power socket adapters from H to E/F which carry grounding?

Israel has - unfortunately - a unique plug type, Type H: and I'm interested in using some German or Dutch equipment / cables with it. This is trivial to do if you forego grounding, as Type-H sockets ...
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How should I transport a few cubic meters from TLV airport to where I live?

I'm moving to Israel/Palestine (actually, in my case it's moving back, but it's a part of the cycle of expat life I guess.) I'm flying a few cubic meters of stuff from where I was living before, and ...
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Paying off a credit card balance with a foreign bank?

I am getting ready to start a job in Israel, and have been told that the company requires me to have an Israeli bank account that they will direct deposit my salary into. I have heard that credit ...
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Mid-to-long-term storage options in Israel

Suppose I ship some personal belongings - say, 3-4 m^3 - by sea to Israel, but I don't yet have an apartment to ship them to. Are there storage spaces I could rent at a reasonably low price, on a ...
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Dormant Bank Account in Israel

In 2010 I studied in Tel Aviv. During this period I had a student bank account. Unfortunately, I forgot to close my account before leaving, and was not able to close it until now. The account has ...
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Israeli working in the Netherlands for a US company - what's the tax situation?

I'm an Israeli expat living in the Netherlands and am likely to start working for a US company (registered in the US and has no presence in the Netherlands nor in Israel). To make things even more ...
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How long does it currently take to get a new biometric Israeli passport if you visit Israel in person?

Since July 1st Israel will only issue biometric passports within Israel. And as far as I understand consulates are not equipped with biometric scanners, so from now on they will only issue 5 year ...
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What are the eligibility requirements to extend an Israeli A1 visa?

A-1 visas are valid for 3 years, and are apparently extendable for an additional two years (allowing one to stay in Israel on such visas for a maximum of 5 years). According to AngloList (http://www....
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From which age are Israeli citizens returning to Israel exempt from service in the army?

An Israeli citizen left Israel with their parents before the age of 16. Neither they or their parents returned to Israel since. The Israeli army doesn't consider said person a deserter and the ...
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How to get a "lack of criminal record" certificate from an Israeli consulate?

Assuming an Israeli citizen needs a "lack of criminal record" while abroad, how can they get one from their local consulate? The official websites are a bit confusing as to how the procedure works.
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US citizen living in Israel – taxed where?

Where does an American living in Israel have to submit taxes? I can think of three possibilities*: Most/all taxes are filed in the US Most/all taxes are filed in Israel Taxes are filed in both the ...
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Tel Aviv safety, cost of living, etc [closed]

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to travel to Tel Aviv for long term. So my company is going to apply for a work permit. Is it safe to live long-term in Tel Aviv and would it be safe to bring my ...
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Israel immigration on work visa

I wonder: when you enter Israel on a work visa (B1), what's the rules on (a) employment and (b) extension? Is it anything like the USA system where your stay is initially tied to the employment with ...
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Visiting Israel

I want to live in Israel for two or three years maybe longer. I will retire in a year. I'm an American Christian sharing a closeness with the people and land of Israel. I would like to study Hebrew at ...
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Joining the IDF - Learning Hebrew required?

I'm a foreigner who wishes to volunteer for the Israel Defence Forces. Am I required to learn Hebrew? Are there no English speaking commanders there?
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What do I need to do to move my pets with me to France?

I'm Israeli with a European citizenship (Romanian). I'm thinking of moving to France to live and work long-term. I also have 2 dogs that I would like to keep with me when I go. What is the ...
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How can you get a US Birth Certificate, SSN & Passport for the child of US Citizens born in Israel?

If a two married US-Israeli citizens (dual-citizenship) have a child in Israel, what do they need to do (ie: what forms do they need to fill out and bring where, in what order, etc) in order to get ...
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