The Israeli law dictates that the aspirant must fall under one of the following categories to satisfy eligibility.
- Jews, blood relatives of Jews, and grandchildren
- Spouse of Jews
- People having permanent residency can apply for naturalization too
People who have Jewish family members or a blood relative can immigrate to Israel under a process known as “Aliyah”. Any person who can establish Jewish roots, regardless of nationality and current faith can call on for the process under the “Law of Return 1950”. In case a person having Jewish roots converted to some other faith by his/her own free will can provoke the said law. The right to accept or reject applications rests with Israel’s Ministry of Interior.
One other way the process of Aliyah can be set in motion is by way of marriage. A non-Jewish person engages in matrimony with Jewish women of age, legally binding. May apply for Israeli citizenship and later naturalization upon satisfying the criteria.
A non-Jewish person, not related to a Jew or having previous Jewish roots, may however apply for a visit visa a tourist, student visa, work permit (highly-skilled), a clergyman associated with an international religious body, or an investors visa (usually millions of dollars).
A person is found eligible to apply for permanent citizenship (naturalization) if he is married to an Israeli woman or residing in the country as a common-law partner. Permanent residency status is compulsory in both the above cases. Fitness of documents, excellent civil behavior, and sound financial status will reinforce the case.
A child born to either Jewish Israeli parent is considered an Israeli citizen by birth. This is effective even in case the child was born in a foreign country, provided the birth took place while parents were legally married and the same was registered at the time.
For a non-Jewish child under the legal age (18 yo), but having at least one Israeli parent can apply for citizenship only if both parents give written consent to do so.
Economy of Israel
Despite being a disputed territory, the modern world Israel is at the top in many fields. Countries around the globe have started to recognize Israel as a sovereign state. Even some of those states that funded anti-Israel causes previously; one such bloc is the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The reason for the rising global interest in Israel is that the country has a free economy and exemplary ease of doing business. Today the number of startup businesses is second only in the United States of America (USA).
A diversified industrial sector, that evolved from garage factories producing Agri-goods is flourishing and astonishes the onlookers. The State of Israel has the 26th most free economy in the world with an annual GDP of US$ 305B with a growth rate of +4%. The country offers an educated workforce of three million strong, having a literacy rate of almost 98%! The unemployment rate is stable at 3-4%.
With ultra-modern irrigation systems based on years of research and innovation have been put in place in the agriculture sector. Hence where once were dunes and dust are now plantations and forest cover, which not only satisfy the local demand but produce enough for export too.
The same is the case with the energy sector, while countries around the world suffer from energy shortages due to the disturbance of the supply chain caused by the pandemic, Israel through efficient nuclear energy sources remains ahead.
Billions of US Dollars have been invested by Israel in the USA, Asia, Europe, UAE, and other regions. The total volume of Foreign Direct Investment in Israel is US$ 11B approximately, considering the size and geopolitical situation, this number is impressive.