The Law of Return is an Israeli law, passed on 5 July 1950, which gives Jews the right to come and live in Israel and to gain Israeli citizenship. Section 1 of the Law of Return declares: “every Jew has the right to come to this country as an oleh [immigrant].” Wikipedia and become an Israeli citizen. For the purposes of this Law, “Jew” means a person who was born of a Jewish mother, or has converted to Judaism and is not a member of another religion.

You can apply for citizenship based on section 4A of the Law of Return if you meet all the following conditions. You: are family members of someone recognized as Jewish who entered Israel before 19 March 1970 and received a permanent residence permit. not registered as “Jewish” in the Population Registry.

You are also eligible for a Birthright Israel trip if you are: (1) between the ages of 18-32, (2) of Jewish descent, and (3) have at least one Jewish parent (or you converted to Judaism).

Find more information at the Jewish Virtual Library.

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