In a letter sent to the Minister, Crif President hopes that the arrival of the vaccine will open a window of hope for families separated since the beginning of the sanitary crisis.
Since the beginning of the sanitary crisis due to Covid-19, many families have been separated from their relatives living abroad. To respond to this great emotional distress, Francis Kalifat wrote to the Israeli Minister for the Diaspora, Omer Yankelevich.
In a letter sent on December 23, the President of Crif expressed "emotional pain for all those who are deprived of seeing parents, children and grandchildren who have chosen to live in Israel".
Recalling "the strong and long-standing relationship with Israel", he called on the Minister to assess the possibility "of extending the concept of" green passport "to those who - once vaccinated in France - would like to go to Israel to find their families, without any other health formalities.
The President of Crif hopes that the arrival of the vaccine will open a window of hope for families separated since the start of the health crisis.
The Minister of the Diaspora responded to Crif President assuring him that she was doing everything to help the Diaspora as best as possible to cope with Covid-19 and the consequences of the health crisis. "The difficulties of social distancing within the community and estrangement from their loved ones who are in the country affects me, and I try to alleviate this difficulty as much as possible." she wrote to Francis Kalifat.
The Minister hopes that a policy of easing entry into Israel will soon allow separated families to regain some peace.