2017-03-01 / Mideast

Israeli civil servants helping solve issues


Dozens of Israeli civil servants gathered at a Tel Aviv event venue in an effort to resolve bureaucracy problems for 1,500 soldiers with no family in Israel.

Forty representatives from government agencies were on hand for “Yom Sidurim,” Hebrew for “chores day”—an interministerial effort benefiting so-called lone soldiers, including many immigrants, from 60 countries. It was the third one since the inaugural event in 2014.

Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization that facilitates immigration to Israel, initiated the event along with the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces charity.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon was on hand for the event at a temporary field office along with representatives from the ministries of interior, immigration and housing. (JTA)

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