Lost your Israeli passport? Seek refuge at Chabad until consular strike ends

(JNS.org) Israeli citizens who require consular services around the world, or those whose passports are stolen, will need to wait to get help until the end of a strike by Israeli Foreign Ministry employees demanding higher salaries. The union of foreign ministry workers told its members not to issue visas as of last Sunday and to suspend consular services abroad. In the meantime, Israelis abroad have been encouraged to seek help at the nearest Chabad center in their location.

Click photo to download. Caption: Israelis can't get new passports abroad until the end of a consular strike that began Sunday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. 

“We can't issue visas, unfortunately, but we can provide travelers with a nice, warm meal, a comfortable place to rest, and other assistance,” Rabbi Mordechai Levenhartz, head of a Chabad center in Kiev, Ukraine, told Army Radio.

Posted on June 26, 2013 .