(April 30, 2014) Israelis threatened with jail if they try to leave
"We are tens of thousands" was a message I received the other day from one of the myriad of people without the freedom to leave Israel.
They are not criminals. Is this just a common visa issue? Absolutely not. They don't even have to be citizens of Israel.
It may be difficult to get your head around a scandalous issue within Israel's borders, but tens of thousands of No Exit orders (a document preventing travel by any means, walking, driving, swimming, flying, etc.) are handed out annually to men, women and even children.
Disagree, agree, give an opinion, but it is indisputable that the draconian family laws in Israel are enforced by using a dangerous weapon. The weapon is curtailing freedom of movement. Usually it is for an alleged debt, or a need for future financial security in divorcing couples. You don't have to be a debtor, just an alleged one. While Israel battles its bordering neighbours, inside the country individuals are battling each other.