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Posts by Michael Decker

Five Reasons You Should Make a Will

5 Reasons You Should Make a Will Many people wonder whether or not they should make a will, and far too often, people do not make a will until it is too late.   This short article addresses 5 reasons you should make a will and links to some of our other articles providing more…

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European Union and inheritance law

As European Union citizens become more internationally mobile, legal difficulties frequently arise in regards to international inheritance. In order to address these issues, EU Regulation 650/2012 was adopted. This regulation, which applies only to wills drafted on or after August 17, 2015, have been put in place to harmonize the rules on jurisdiction and the…

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Settling an estate in Israel and France

Which law is applicable to an international estate? The place of residence of the legator (testator) determines the applicable law to settle his succession. This refers to the residence of his legatees or the location of his movable property. The place or country of residence refers to the legator’s “life center”. However, estates relating to…

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Israeli and French inheritance law

In recent years, many Jews in France have decided to strengthen their engagement with Israel. Some of them emigrated to Israel and received Israeli citizenship. Others spend their time equally in both France and Israel. Still other purchase property in Israel while still residing primarily in France. This creates confusion and uncertainty about inheritance laws,…

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Israeli Citizenship for permanent residents aged 18-21

Israeli Citizenship for permanent residents of Israel who are not eligible for aliyah under the Law of Return (i.e, neither Jewish nor directly related to a Jewish parent or grandparent) is granted on the basis of the Citizenship Law – 1952. Permanent residents of Israel in general, and specifically residents of East Jerusalem are entitled…

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Government Press Office Card in Israel

If you seek a Government Press Office card in Israel as a foreign journalist, this article will provide some information on the subject.  We also provide a list of other articles of interest in links below. Applying for a Government Press Office Card in Israel The Israeli Government Press Office (in Hebrew, Lishkat HaItonut HaMemshaltit)…

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How to Get an Israeli GPO Card

If you want to get an Israeli GPO card (Government Press Office card), then this article provides some helpful background information on the process. Applying for an Israeli GPO Card The Government Press Office (GPO) in Israel issues GPO cards.  You can find the application for an Israeli GPO card on the Israeli Government Press…

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Foreign Media in Israel Press Card

This article addresses how to obtain a foreign media in Israel press card. Qualifications for Foreign Media in Israel to Apply for a Press Card Foreign media in Israel can apply for press cards through the Israel Government Press Office (GPO).  There are different types of press cards that are longer term or shorter term.…

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Foreign Journalist in Israel – GPO Card

This article addresses how a foreign journalist in Israel can obtain a GPO (Government Press Office) card. Media Outlet Qualifications A foreign journalist in Israel can apply for a GPO card through the media outlet they are employed by.  In order to be considered a media outlet by Israel, the outlet must meet a number…

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