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

Tips and Tricks Series – What to do when you receive a parking ticket

You find a parking violation notice affixed to your car windshield by a Municipality inspector, or receive one in the mail. The notice gives you two options: pay the fine within the specified period or contest the matter in court and run the risk of paying an aggravated fine and court costs if you lose. Should you rush to pay? Or agree to try your luck in court? Are these really the only two options available to you? Read the … Continued

Tips and Tricks Series – Surviving an IRS Audit in Israel

You haven’t received your additional child tax credit this year courtesy of the US Government. You fear that an audit from the US tax specialist auditor is on its way. Why is every second person claiming American child tax credits being audited? What can you do to prepare yourself for the mountain of paperwork that is likely to be required? On these and other related issues, see the following blogpost: Surviving the IRS Child Audit

Tips and Tricks Series – Rental Contract Negotiations in Israel

This series of Tips and Tricks considers common issues that arise in the course of rental contract negotiations in Israel. Bearing in mind that most rental contracts in Israel tend to be landlord-weighted, what points should you, as a tenant, be wary of and consider negotiating? For which damages should the landlord be responsible? Should the tenant be required to contribute towards the landlord’s building insurance policy premium? Are two guarantors really needed to protect the landlord’s interests? To read … Continued

Tips and Tricks Series – Israeli Business Entities

This series of Tips and Tricks considers the formation and operation of the most commonly formed Israeli business entities: the private limited company (חברה בע”מ), the general business partnership (שותפות) and the non-profit organization (עמותה). To read more on these, choose from the topics listed below: Private Limited Company General Business Partnership/li> Non-Profit Organization

Tips & Tricks Series – Making a Will

This series of Tips and Tricks examines commonly asked questions regarding making a Will in Israel. What are the advantages of making a Will and what happens if you fail to make one? If I have assets also outside of Israel, can I dispose of these assets in the framework of my Israeli Will, or should a separate Will be made for each separate jurisdiction in which assets are held? Does Israeli law require me to appoint one or more … Continued

Tip 8 of 10 of “Tips and Tricks on Making a Will in Israel”: How does a trustee differ from an executor, and when ought one be appointed in my Will?

What is the difference between an executor and a trustee? The executors distribute and administer the testator’s estate after his death. The trustees Will take over and manage any trust to be created under the Will once the estate administration has been completed. When ought a trustee be appointed? Trustees may not always be required. In the case of a simple Will, there is usually no need to create a trust. In other more complex situations the testator may need … Continued