Law of return


 The Knesset (Parliament) of the State of Israel passed a law in 1950, starting with the following words:
"Every Jew is entitled to make Aliyah to Israel".
Since then the law is known as the Law of return, giving all Jews of the world the opportunity and right to be a citizen of the State of Israel.
Over the years amendments and changes were made in the Law of Return, ensuring that non-Jewish children of Jewish parents will have the same rights and can receive Israeli citizenship. This means that the State of Israel has become a safe haven for all people with Jewish roots.