Israel and Ukraine have reached an agreement to facilitate the travel of Jewish pilgrims to Uman, Ukraine. The agreement was reached after talks between Israel’s ambassador to Ukraine, Michael Brodsky, and the Ukrainian border guard.
Under the agreement, the Ukrainian border guard will work to speed up the border crossing process for pilgrims. The border crossings will also be open 24 hours a day on the days before and after Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
The agreement is a significant step towards easing the travel difficulties faced by Jewish pilgrims to Uman. In recent years, the number of pilgrims traveling to Uman has increased significantly, putting a strain on the border crossings.
The agreement is also a sign of the close cooperation between Israel and Ukraine. The two countries have been working together to strengthen their ties in a number of areas, including security, trade, and tourism.
Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Jewish Heritage Meir Porush welcomed the agreement, saying that it would “significantly relieve the expected travel difficulties” for pilgrims. He also thanked Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for their assistance in reaching the agreement.
The agreement is expected to come into effect in the coming weeks.