Can two people with dual Israeli and foreign citizenship who married and later divorced abroad in a civil ceremony have the divorce recognised in Israel ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 10 May, 2022
In principle, yes. If the two countries fulfil the conditions about reciprocity regarding each other’s legal decisions then it will be possible to recognise and /or enforce the foreign divorce judgment according to the Recognition of Foreign Judgments Act . Where there is no convention between Israel and a particular foreign country regarding the recognition and/or enforcement of each other’s judgments, the foreign divorce judgment cannot be recognised/enforced in Israel according to the act. In this case Israeli law will recognise the foreign divorce judgment if it was given by a court with jurisdiction and conforms with the requirements for this according to the rules of private international law.