17 February 2020 - 23 Shevat 5780 - כ"ג שבט ה' אלפים תש"פ
Malaysian born convert denied Israeli citizenship E-mail

A Malaysian-born American citizen has applied for permission to immigrate to Israel with his wife, an Israeli citizen who was living overseas, in an attempt to excercise his right under the Law of Return.

Syloke Soong was born to a Christian family in Kuala Lumpur.He gave up his Malaysian citizenship and has not returned to the country in 15 years. The computer programmer joined a Reform congregation in Maine and converted to Judaism in 2001.

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