Defense affairs

Defense affairs


    The department of Defense Affairs represents the Israeli Ministry of Defense to the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and NATO. It coordinates activities of military and military industries between Israel and the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and NATO.

    Please direct any queries - such as problems, requests, complaints and questions related to recruitment, volunteering or exemption from IDF service - to the consular department.

    For other defence-related questions, please contact 

    Bereaved families are welcome to contact the Defense Attaché Office, in order to update their personal details, receive information, invitations to ceremonies and maintain contact.

    Annual Commemoration visit for families living in the Netherlands who's loved one is buried in Israel

    Parents, spouses, orphans and siblings until 18 years of age who have a permanent residence abroad, at least one year long in duration, are eligible, once a year upon the deceased's death (Hebrew or Gregorian date), or upon the National Memorial Day, to visit the grave of their loved one.

    Siblings over 18 years of age are eligible for a visit every five years.

    The support granted by the Ministry of Defense includes a two-way ticket, a 6-night hotel room, or expenses throughout the person's stay, as well as traveling expenses abroad from the person's home to the airport and vice versa, and from the airport to the cemetery and vice versa in Israel.

    For further information and applying for a commemoration visit, please contact the assistant to the Defense Attaché, who will relay the application to the Families and Overseas Liaison Unit:


    Telephone: +31(0)70-3760415