Aliyah Stalled Due to Labor Dispute

from The Jerusalem Post:

Aliya on hold as Foreign Ministry strike expands

Immigration to Israel was halted indefinitely on Wednesday due to a labor dispute between the Foreign Ministry workers’ union and the government, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

According to Jewish Agency director of aliya Yehuda Sharf, potentially “hundreds” of prospective immigrants worldwide have been told that they must put their travel plans on hold, as Israeli consulates are no longer issuing aliya visas necessary for obtaining citizenship.