Israel Denies Entry To Son Of WWII Japanese Envoy Who Saved Thousands Of Jews

By Times of Israel
Posted on 10/10/21 | News Source: Times of Israel

Israel has denied entry to the son of Chiune Sugihara, who wanted to attend a ceremony on October 11 naming a Jerusalem square after the Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis.

Nobuki Sugihara, Chiune’s 72-year-old son, applied for an entrance visa on September 28 through Israel’s embassy in Brussels.

“Examination of your application shows that it does not meet the criteria that allows a permit to arrive in Israel during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the response read.

Sugihara tried to apply again, but Israel does not allow applicants to reapply with 14 days of visa rejection.

Avraham Cimerring, a Jerusalem businessman whose father was saved by Sugihara, said that Nobuki simply refused to submit the necessary documentation and is spreading false information about his rejection.