(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.
“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.