Eleven judges of the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected the suit of reformist and conservative organizations they had brought against the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The reformists complained the Ministry didn't implement the BAGATS's decision, prescribing to register the persons having passed the reformist and conservative giyur as Jews.
It's known that after the BAGATS's decision the Minister of Internal Affairs Eli Ishai gave an order to completely abolish an entry about the national belonging in ID's.
The Minister of Defense met with the "Alia" battalion.
The meeting topic was the possibility of a volunteer call-up of "Alia" movement members - former servicemen of CIS armies - into the Defense Army of Israel to do a reservist service. The Minister of Defense Benjamin Ben-Eliezer expressed his gratitude to the movement members for patriotic readiness to serve in the army in this difficult for the country time.
The "Teleserer" service, having held the opinion poll in Israel, informed that 45% of the questioned prefer the Diaspora Jews to come and visit Israel, 27% prefer the world Jews should reach the support for Israel on the world political arena and 22% would like to have from the Diaspora Jews a financial aid to the Jewish state.
Israel's government has passed the decision that nearly 50 thousand people working in Israel illegally are be deported form the state till the end of 2003. The head police commissioner Shlomo Akharonishki was ordered to organize a special temporary administration to implement the deportation.
According to the poll held by the "Dakhaf" Institute nearly 67% of Israelis consider the "process of detente" and "Oslo agreements" have brought to Israel no good. Only 21% of respondents have on opposite point of view. The majority of questioned people (around 54%) said the present intifada persuaded them the concessions for the sake of a peaceful settlement are not an effective way to solve the Near East problem.
At the meeting of Rabbies and religious judges both Chief Rabbies - Meir Lan of Ashkenazi and Bakshi Doron of Sefards - appeared in public with a demand to immediately bring amendments into the Law on Return.
According to MIA, among 9357 repatriates from CIS, who have arrived in the country since the beginning of this year, only 3849 people are Jews, the rest are representatives of nations and peoples residing on the territory of former USSR.