New Series: Licensing & Specialty Recognition for Physicians in Israel! (Post #3)

    In our last post, we explained which documents the Israeli Health Ministry (Misrad HaBriut) requires, to enable foreign-trained doctors to have their professional credentials recognized in Israel. The first two of these documents are: A 4-page Questionnaire – Application to Practise Medicine in Israel (“She’eilon”)  A Request to Take the State Licensing Exam (“Bakasha Le’Hibachein”) Both of these documents must be properly completed in Hebrew, signed, and submitted to the MoH Licensing Department, along with all the supporting … Continued

New Series: Licensing & Specialty Recognition for Physicians in Israel! (Post #2)

  In our last post, we gave an overview of the Foreign Licensing Recognition Process by the Department of Medical Professions at the Ministry of Health (Misrad HaBriut). In this post, we discuss what documents Misrad HaBriut really needs, in order to obtain recognition as a foreign-trained doctor in Israel. The following documents should be submitted: Application/registration form (properly completed in duplicate and in Hebrew; this will be considered in further detail in our next post). Request to take the licensing … Continued

New Series: Licensing & Specialty Recognition for Physicians in Israel! (Post #1)

Overview of the Foreign Licensing Recognition Process by the Department of Medical Professions at the Ministry of Health (Misrad Habriut). In order to practice medicine in Israel, you are required to hold a license issued by the Department of Medical Professions of the Ministry of Health (Misrad Habriut). To be eligible for a license, you must have completed your studies at a recognized medical school in the US, Canada or the UK, as well as one year of internship or clinical work (the … Continued

FAQs – Private Limited Companies in Israel (Part III – Information available about companies online, procedure for changing company name / discharging charge)

FAQs – Private Limited Companies in Israel (Part III – Information available about companies online, procedure for changing company name / discharging charge) What information can I obtain from the online company register held by the Registrar of Companies?   Information that can be obtained from the online company register includes the name of a company, the type of company, address, legal status and purpose of the company. Additional information (contained in a company abstract – or Nesach Chevra), such as … Continued

Israeli Power of Attorney

Israeli Power of Attorney Posted on December 28, 2012 by Deborah Opolion-Elovic, Adv.   A power of attorney is a document that you sign, authorizing another person – often your Israeli lawyer to take legal action, on your behalf. There are 4 types of Israeli power of attorney forms: Specific Power of Attorney If you need an Israeli lawyer to handle an Israeli probate matter, set up an Israeli company or represent you in an Israeli Court, you’ll need to sign a specific … Continued

What Will and What Will Not Constitute Ha-ra’at Te’naim

What Will and What Will Not Constitute Ha-ra’at Te’naim (a deterioration in an employee’s terms and conditions of employment) ? “A person who has been employed continuously for one year… by the same employer or at the same place of employment and has been dismissed is entitled to receive severance pay (pitzuyei piturin) from the employer who has dismissed him.” Section 1(a), Israeli Severance Pay Law, 5723-1963   “Where an employee resigns by reason of an appreciable deterioration of his … Continued

What on earth is a Housing Corporation (Chevra Meshakenet)?!

A chevra meshakanet (a “housing corporation” or “settlement company”) is a large public building company that exists in Israel, which has constructed large numbers of dwelling units and temporarily registered them in an quasi (mini) land registry.   This legal arrangement is prevalent in newly constructed or about to be constructed residential buildings. For example, an apartment may have been purchased “on paper” from a building contractor (kablan) or entrepreneur (yazam). In such a case, the builder will normally have … Continued

He’arat Azhara (Cautionary/Warning/Inquiry Note)

Once the purchase contract for your new home is signed and the down payment has been made, the first action to be taken by the lawyer representing you is to register a “cautionary note.” This is a note registered in the Land Registry, or the Israel Land Administration – the Minhal, to warn/alert any prospective purchaser (to whom the seller might, conceivably, try and resell the property, following the signing of the contract) that a purchase contract has been signed … Continued

What is Betterment Tax or Levy (Hetel Hashbacha)?

  Betterment tax (hetel hashbacha) is a levy payable to the local planning authorities by an owner or long-term leaseholder of a property, under Israel’s Planning and Building Law.   If, since the seller originally purchased the apartment, the planning authorities have adopted a new zoning plan allowing greater use of the property or additional building rights, or if the seller submitted a request and was granted additional building rights or other benefits affecting the value of the apartment – … Continued

An Introduction to Land Registration in Israel

Some 93% of land in Israel is in the public domain; that is, it is either property of the State, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) or the Development Authority (Reshut HaPituach – the body which was established in 1950 to manage lands entrusted with the Trustee for Absentee Properties After the War of Independence).  The Israel Land Administration (ILA) is the government agency responsible for managing this land which comprises approx. 22 million dunams. “Ownership” of real estate in Israel … Continued