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From which age are Israeli citizens returning to Israel exempt from service in the army?

The key word here is "ben mehagrim" status. This status is obtained by Israeli citizens who fulfill the following conditions: A “ben mehagrim” is a person whom the Army classifies as child of ...
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What kind of opportunities do the Jewish converts obtain with regards to Israel?

The Israeli Law of Return doesn't define who's considered "a Jew". But, anyone who is considered a Jew, is guaranteed permanent residency (and in most cases citizenship) in Israel (with very ...
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Ulpan class for non-Jews?

I know people who have attended the Ulpan Hebrew workshop and are not Jewish - but they immigrated to Israel as spouses (not necessarily married) to citizens. Specifically, you might be eligible as an ...
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Tel Aviv safety, cost of living, etc

Yes, Tel Aviv and Israel is relatively safe for families, as in any other place in the world there are places you don't want to go. Please define Senior Technical Consultant to get a better estimation,...
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Are there power socket adapters from H to E/F which carry grounding?

One option I'm trying to avoid, but which should work, is: Take a type-F extension chord. Cut the male side (i.e. the plug end of it). Tool: Heavy wire cutter. Open up the cable somewhat. Tool: ...
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How to get a "lack of criminal record" certificate from an Israeli consulate?

I've completed the process so now I can post my own answer. First, you have to go to the local Israeli embassy/consulate and apply for an "absence of criminal records" certificate. To apply ...
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US citizen living in Israel – taxed where?

If you're an Israeli resident (i.e.: permanent or temporary resident or an Israeli citizen living in the country) then you're taxed by the Israeli Tax Authority on your worldwide income. Otherwise, ...
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Would an Israeli national be able to claim refugee status if they were already abroad when the latest war started?

eu In the EU, they would be able to make the claim and have it evaluated. A negative decision could then be appealed in court. Note that there are currently many migrants in Europe whose claim for ...
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What are the eligibility requirements to extend an Israeli A1 visa?

As I read the formal procedure for handling Aleph-1 (א-1) visa applications, it seems that there are no extra requirements for extending the visa to the maximum of 5 years; you will need to apply for ...
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How should I transport a few cubic meters from TLV airport to where I live?

One option is renting a van. You would need either an Israeli driver's license in the appropriate category for the van's weight/size, or to rent from somewhere that offers a van+driver combination. ...
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We inadvertantly overstayed our visa on a visit to Israel - what should we do?

This is probably the point where you should get some legal advice. Prepare a letter stating all the facts including all available original documentation. This letter should be as detailed as ...
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How do I recycle/safely dispose of various kinds of waste, in Israel?

Different municipalities in Israel provide different waste disposal containers, not always the same. But typically, you will find: Paper products (not including cardboard boxes) - typically blue bins ...
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Which kind of stores carry packing materials to use when moving?

tl;dr: I have found such items mostly at the large DIY chain stores and on a specialty website (a single one I know of). Cartons / cardboard boxes Carton recycling/disposal cages are quite common in ...
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Learning to drive in Israel

That's a tough one, seems like there is a book but I couldn't find online anyone selling it. I found this site that teaches in English. This is the official question bank but it doesn't load for me, ...
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Under what product names is Hydrogen Peroxide marketed in Israel?

tl;dr: Look for "מי חמצן". This compound - whose formula is H2O2 - has a specific Hebrew name; or rather, two such names. Unofficially and commonly, it's known as מי חמצן. Translated, that's "Oxygen ...
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Are there power socket adapters from H to E/F which carry grounding?

I recently purchased several from Dinic. I've purchased from the same firm before for other adapters, so I have a small collection now, and they're all quite sturdy with excellent tolerances, and yes, ...
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Are there power socket adapters from H to E/F which carry grounding?

They certainly do exist, try googling "israel schuko adapter" for example. That gives me something like this Skross 1.500216 (just a random pick for illustration, no recommendation implied), which ...
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Paying off a credit card balance with a foreign bank?

tl;dr: You don't need to do this, using an Israeli credit card is fine. I have heard that credit cards in Israel generally do not allow the users to contest charges That's not true. You can ...
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Mid-to-long-term storage options in Israel

An example provider of such a service: A company named Avia offers mid/long-term storage services in compartments/storage rooms of different sizes. They currently have branches in Haifa, Netanya, ...
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Dormant Bank Account in Israel

We were in your situation in 2001. The bank (Hapoalim) took so much in nuisance fees, they claimed we owed them. We told them to forget about it. If for some reason we are ever in Israel long term ...
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How long does it currently take to get a new biometric Israeli passport if you visit Israel in person?

The Population and Immigration Authority (רשות האוכלוסין וההגירה) guarantees delivery of your new passport within 10 working days by registered mail, which is the same as before the switch to ...
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