A student who wanted to become a tax collector in Israel has been denied permission by the tax authorities to do so, a ruling that may undermine his chances of getting a job.
The Israeli Education Ministry said Wednesday that the student had not submitted his application for the position because it was a prerequisite for an internship.
It cited “a clear breach of administrative regulations” and said he could not be granted the permit because of a lack of relevant knowledge.
The ministry did not say how many applicants it had rejected.
The case came to light in the run-up to Israel’s annual summer tourist season, which ends on June 14.
Israel, the world’s only Jewish state, has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the world.
An estimated 30 percent of young Israelis, according to the UN Population Fund, are without jobs.
The jobless rate is more than six times the national average and nearly three times the international average.
The student has been studying in the United States for the past four years, but his parents said he did not want to leave.
He could have applied for a job in Israel but chose not to because he was studying for his doctoral degree in international relations, the ministry said.
“We cannot grant him a permit in the current economic climate,” said a ministry spokesman, Yigal Palmor.
The spokesman said the student could apply for the permit if he was able to obtain a job within two weeks of the end of the summer holiday.
In addition, Palmor said the ministry had asked the students parents to send a copy of his application to the ministry, which would give the ministry a chance to consider the request.
The university has rejected several applications from applicants who are too young to be considered for the internship program, and some of the students’ parents have refused to grant them permission.
The Israel Student Association, which represents university students, said in a statement that “this is not acceptable.
We have repeatedly asked the ministry to allow the student to participate in the internship.”
The ministry said it would examine the matter.
In a separate ruling, the Jerusalem District Court ordered the Israeli government to stop denying permits to applicants who did not meet certain conditions.
The court ordered the ministry and the educational establishment responsible for awarding permits to make revisions to their policies, including revising the criteria for the eligibility of applicants who have not worked or have been unemployed for more than five years.
The Jerusalem District District Court ruled that the ministry’s decision was illegal because it “does not consider the applicant to be an employee, but an employer.”
A ministry official said the changes are still being made.
The government had previously refused to issue permits to unemployed applicants, saying they did not have sufficient qualifications and lacked knowledge.