ASHDOD (VINnews) — An Israeli who resides in the US submitted a petition to the Israeli family courts against his 30-year-old daughter, requesting that the court order her to take a DNA test to prove that he is not her father. The father also requested that she not use his name forthwith.
The daughter asked attorney Tal Meron to present her defense and ask the court to dismiss the case with prejudice, claiming that it is upsetting her and could cause harm to her and her future children.
Before the parents divorced the father attempted to kidnap his children to the US, but the mother succeeded in foiling his attempts by taking legal action in the US. The father refused to give his wife a get for more than 12 years, did not pay child support as the court ruled and even married again before he was divorced.
The father claimed in his petition that the respondent was not his daughter despite her being registered in the Interior Ministry and that she was born from an adulterous affair of her mother.
Attorney Meron stated in response that the father heard his daughter was getting married and decided to wreck the wedding. He managed to obtain details of the groom’s family and sent them a letter saying that his daughter is a mamzeres (bastard) and that their grandchildren would also be bastards if their son married his daughter. Meron added that the father gave no explanation of why he had delayed his suit for 30 years. The father’s claim that he would have to bequeath a portion of his property to his daughter was fallacious since he could make a will and the daughter had also declared that she relinquishes any right to her father’s inheritance.
The case is being adjudicated in family courts in Israel.