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ISRAEL - End of Strike at Consulates

The strike of the Israeli Foreign Ministry employees that started in early June has been suspended by the National Labour Court, and the parties have been referred to a mediator. According to the court decision, the consulates should have returned to full operations yesterday, 1 August.

The strike lasted for nearly two months and there are extensive backlogs. Significant processing delays for visa applicants and their employers are anticipated at all posts.

Action Items

  • The strike is over for now but still allow for extended processing time with Israeli visa applications while the backlog of applications is cleared.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco

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