Going through a divorce is a highly stressful time for both spouses and children, if any. Tensions run high with a lot divorce related issues demanding attention during an already all-time emotional and personal low.

In this case, things are even more complicated as the three children are not only torn between their mother and father but are also torn between Israel and America, as reported by haaretz.com. The story of Omer Tsimhoni and Maya Eibschitz-Tsimhoni has gotten tremendous attention nation-wide after a judge decided to put them in juvenile detention in a highly debated discussion. The story has now even been featured by both Buzzfeed and the Washington Post.

A judge who is way off

In the ruling, the three kids were sent to Children’s Village (don’t be fooled by the name) after a court hearing where the children refused to meet their father for lunch at a cafeteria. The eldest son reasoned saying that their father was a violent man and they had witnessed him physically beat their mother and so they weren’t comfortable meeting him. As you can imagine, the judge and his decision to put the children in jail for something their parents could not work out has come under incredible criticism not only in America but globally, according to expert divorce attorneys.

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Israeli – American children in juvenile receive overwhelming public support 

Since the story has gone viral, the kids have received incredible backing from several child welfare organizations, all of them, demanding that the children be set free. Numerous protests have been staged, online petitions are being circulated and are picking up a lot of steam. In addition, fierce social media campaigns are doing the rounds all over the World Wide Web.

As it turns out, the mother and father are the stereotypical Israeli couple that came to the US to amass wealth and eventually return to their own country. However, the marriage fell apart when one of the spouses refused to leave Michigan. Both of them are educated and hold respectable professional positions. The father is a leading traffic safety statistical researcher and the mother an optometrist who is also heavily involved in the research of Glaucoma.

Parents disagree, children pay

It all started when Tsimhoni, a former air force pilot in Israel took up a job in Israel and planned to move his family there. However, Eibschitz-Tsimhoni had apparently grown rather fond of Michigan and America and did not want to leave so she filed for divorce towards the end of 2008.

The two then got back together soon after the family eventually moved to Israel, but yet again, things did not work out. Eibschitz-Tsimhoni moved back to the US with her children and filed for divorce again.

If you beat your wife nothing else has to be said

The children seem more inclined towards their mother but Tsimhoni’s divorce attorney claims this is because she has virtually brain washed them and has portrayed him in a bad light time and again.

Whatever the truth maybe, it is simply not right for the children to be sent to juvenile detention because their parents cannot find some middle ground. The children should be in foster care if there is not a relative in America willing to take them in.