Occupied Jerusalem – The “We Leave the Country Together” campaign calling for leaving Israel has intensified its activity, and has called on social media networks for Israeli families to search for a destination around the world, for temporary residence or stability, while providing job opportunities and investing in commercial projects.
The intensification of this campaign’s activity comes in light of the ongoing war on… Gaza stripAnd the escalation of tension on the northern front with Lebanon, and the loss of the sense of security and security, noting that the campaign was launched coinciding with the rise of the extreme right and religious parties and the takeover of Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister, which initiated amendments to the Israeli judicial system.
This group expanded its activity with the escalation of security tension in the country, with no horizon for the end of the war. It began promoting, via social media platforms, the idea of leaving Israel, and offered its assistance to everyone who holds an Israeli passport, and not to anyone who has dual citizenship and only holds a foreign passport.
Fast working mechanism
In its mechanism of action, the “We Leave the Country Together” campaign differs from the method of private companies and Israeli lawyers’ offices that were active and working before the war on Gaza, and focused on issuing foreign passports, providing opportunities for business initiatives, and investment outside the country, but without calling and urging people to leave Israel, which is The opposite of what the campaign does.
The campaign group in the application includes “Whatsapp“676 participants, the vast majority of whom are Israelis, and some of whom are Jews outside the country, residing in different countries around the world, especially in Europe, Canada and America.
This group is considered a committee that accepts applications and inquiries from Israelis wishing to leave the country, and refers their applications to the relevant authorities, which provide services for issuing a visa, providing housing, facilitating job and investment opportunities, and leaving to 48 countries around the world.
According to the campaign’s posts on social media platforms, the intensification and expansion of activity aims to organize a group to leave the country, the first part of which will include 10,000 people, and the number of people who will be helped to leave Israel and settle outside it will be expanded in the future.
Yaniv Gorlik runs a public interaction group for the campaign on the website FacebookAbout 5,000 people from Israel joined it, and a similar number of people interacted on Gorlik’s personal Facebook account. Their inquiries centered around leaving and traveling abroad, even temporarily until the war ended, and some of them inquired about opportunities to obtain a work visa in European countries.
In a video on his Facebook page, Matan Sivan from Haifa announced that a few days ago he had obtained a “refugee visa” from the Portuguese authorities, which enables him to settle and work there, noting that this does not take long, saying, “Within less than 48 hours you can obtain This type of visa guarantees you all services and rights in Portugal.”
Sivan, who only holds Israeli citizenship, recounted his experience of obtaining a “refugee visa” in Portugal, where he arrived at Lisbon International Airport after leaving Israel due to the Gaza War, saying, “As soon as I arrived at the airport, the transactions were completed, which were completed in less than 48 hours.” This visa is granted for a period of at least two months, and is subject to extension.”
In her interaction on the “We Leave the Country Together” page, Orit Sa’ar wrote, “The situation is indigestible, incomprehensible. We must leave for a while with all the pain and sadness. I only have an Israeli passport. I am thinking of Prague or Budapest. We appreciate any advice or any clarification.” “.
Sa’ar Shmuel asked in her interaction on the campaign group, “Where can I immigrate without a visa and to a nearby place? I have no problem with income. I have a problem with the visa. Any recommendations?”
As for Kremen Rousseau, she wrote, “I want to leave the country, and I was thinking of immigrating either to Sweden or Norway, and I do not have European citizenship. What should I do?”
In the same context, Aya Raaya wrote, “I started thinking about leaving for a few months because of the situation. We only have Israeli passports and savings of 300,000. My daughter is 3 years old, and my husband is really worried. He says it will turn into a world war, and we have to escape for as long as possible.” .
“I highly recommend Vietnam,” wrote Aric Wexler. “I worked there for two years. It is very easy to get a job teaching English, and then a two-year visa. A teacher’s salary starts from $20 an hour and more, and working in schools is really easy.” “I worked there for two years without obtaining a degree, and now I am completing my bachelor’s degree to return to Vietnam. I can provide advice and contact the employer for those who are serious.”
Official data from the Immigration and Population Department of the Israeli Ministry of Interior indicate that there are more than 230,000 Israelis who have left since the beginning of “Al-Aqsa floodThe fighting intensified on the Gaza front, and the departing groups included Israeli families, businessmen and women with dual nationality, and those with foreign passports.
The Israeli authorities expect the number of departures to increase in the near future if the war on Gaza continues and expands to other fronts. The Israeli government, through the National Security Council, called on Israeli citizens to reconsider traveling outside the country, and to avoid displaying Israeli symbols and Jewish religious identity during their stay abroad. .
This invitation to the Netanyahu government comes to show the Israelis that there is no longer a safe place in the world, and that Israel will remain the safest despite the “flood of Al-Aqsa” and the sudden resistance attack on the settlements.Gaza cover“.
The Israeli National Security Council justified this call and warning to Israelis against traveling abroad, due to what they considered to be the rise in manifestations of anti-Semitism and incidents of violence against Israelis and Jews around the world, which came as a result of the Israeli war on Gaza.