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Aussie Jewish group urges Bennett to lift entry ban on non-Israelis

Travelers arrive at Ben Gurion Airport on December 22, 2021. (Flash90)
Travelers arrive at Ben Gurion Airport on December 22, 2021. (Flash90)

The Zionist Federation of Australia urges Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to lift the entry ban on non-Israeli nationals, expressing concern over the impact of the travel restrictions on ties between Israel and Jews Down Under.

“On behalf of the Australian Jewish community, I urge you to find a solution that appropriately protects the health and wellbeing of Israeli citizens but allows Diaspora Jewry to visit Israel under whatever necessary safeguards or conditions are required,” Jeremy Leibler, the group’s president, writes in an open letter to Bennett.

He adds: “Israel has been a leader in fighting COVID-19 and protecting its citizens. I am certain it can continue to do so while ensuring that the bond between Israel and the Diaspora remains strong.”

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