Jan 22, 2018

Proposed Law: sanctions on non-Israeli gett refusers

Minister of Religious Services David Azoulai has promoted a law with MKs Avraham Michaeli (Shas) and Aliza Lavi (Yesh Atid) that would allow the State of Israel to deal with women from abroad, non-citizens of Israel, who have the status of being agunot.

Currently the law only allows Israel's rabbinical courts to deal with cases in which at least the husband or the wife, if not both, are citizens of the State of Israel.

If this law passes, it will allow  Israeli dayanim to impose sanctions on such a husband refusing to grant a gett to his wife, should they come to Israel at some point.

It seems this was actually initiated by the Conference of European Rabbis, as they encouraged Azoulai to implement such a solution.
source: Kipa

The world is getting to be a much smaller place. As Joe Louis once said, on the eve of his championship fight, you can run but you can't hide! These guys leave their wives, sometimes even running to Israel to hide out, or maybe just continuing on with his regular life and maybe he goes to Israel for a vacation or the holidays. He is out enjoying himself while his wife is suffering tied down, anchored to him, unable to move on. Israel will now be able to lend a hand in putting an end to this travesty.

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