Semyon Gabay: "It Is Normal to Help Others"
We begin to introduce the volunteers of the "Magen Mishpaсha" NGO to our readers. Semyon Gabay is the head of the Public Enquiries Department of the NGO and is a member of the Audit Commission.
Law Is Not for Everyone. But for Whom?
On January 10, the Knesset hosted a meeting of the commission discussing the circumstances of the liquidators of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant living in Israel.
Fourth Generation Becomes Citizens
Who are we talking about? Under the Israeli Law of Return, the fourth generation is the great-grandchildren of the male Jews. And they have a problem with obtaining the status of citizens. But the problem can be solved.
Integration Is Never Easy
But it can be smoother Elena K. repatriated to Israel about a year ago. Her absorption was hardly easy, and the Jerusalem branch of the Ministry of Aliyah and Absorption, or, as they say today - integration, did not helped her much.
If I didn't look through a standard school questionnaire filled out by Sasha, a 14-year-old boy, I would never know what he declared there, in "About myself" section. He wrote in Russian, "When I moved to Israel, I lost everything".