web analytics
September 2, 2015 / 18 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Knesset Approves Bringing 899 Indian ‘Lost Jews’ to Israel

The Knesset unanimously voted Sunday to bring 899 “lost Jews” from India to Israel at the end of this year. The new olim belong to Bnei Menashe, a group of Indian citizens who believe to be descendants of the Jewish tribe of Menashe, one of the 10 “lost tribes” exiled from the land of Israel nearly 3,000 years ago.

Some members of this group already live in Israel today, with 274 arriving this year. The new immigrants will begin arriving in December in the wake of the Knesset’s approval.

“The government action means that Shavei Israel’s planning for the next wave of Bnei Menashe aliyah, which we have reported on for you here over the past several months, is now kicking into high gear. In 2012 and 2013, we enabled 274 Bnei Menashe to immigrate to Israel and rejoin the Jewish people,” Shavei Israel, a group that works to recover lost Jewish groups around the world, said in a statement.

About the Author: www.JNS.org is an independent, non-profit business resource and wire service covering Jewish news and Israel news for Jewish media throughout the English-speaking world.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Knesset Approves Bringing 899 Indian ‘Lost Jews’ to Israel”

  1. I praise the Almighty LORD for this action. Be blessed.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Palestinian Authority child terrorist. "Don't shoot. I am a child."
Netanyahu May Allow Soldiers to Shoot at Terrorists
Latest News Stories
Palestinian Authority child terrorist. "Don't shoot. I am a child."

Another rash of life-threatening firebombing and rock-throwing attacks has prompted Israel to think twice about abandoning soldiers and civilians as sitting ducks.

Children play at the Oz VeGaon park built in memory of three young Jewish boys who were abducted and murdered by Arab terrorists.

Pressure from Gush Etzion leaders has convinced Ya’alon to authorize a site in memory of last year’s three kidnap-murder victims.

.

As reported earlier, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s grandfather’s grave on the Mount of Olives was desecrated overnight by Arab vandals who destroyed and burned numerous graves. The Mount of Olives is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world.

Representatives of Iran and the P5+1 world powers—a group that includes three Western European nations—pose for a group photo in Vienna, Austria, following the July 14 announcement of the Iran nuclear deal. Credit: U.S. State Department.

British liberal and leftists largely support the deal, though there are some center-left figures who oppose the agreement,

(JERUSALEM) – Beekeepers from across Israel delivered their honey products to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week in light of a festive event held at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem for the upcoming Jewish New Year. A delegation of the Israeli Honey Council, which also included a three-generation family of children, parents, and grandparents in […]

Vice President Joe Biden is embarking on Florida to push the Iran nuclear deal while also checking out his chances as a possible presidential candidate in the 2016 Democratic primaries.

COGAT says, Hamas forcibly took control of warehouses of building materials and confiscated the contents to serve the needs of the organization.

It’s apparently a little boring sitting in the opposition.

Police report that 16-year-old Hagit Prezberg of Petach Tikva has been found safe.

Arab vandals smashed and burned tombstones, bushes and trees in the ancient Mount of Olives cemetery Tuesday night.

A nasty anti-Semitic image turns up on a VISA debit card issued by the largest bank in Norway.

Fragile pages of possibly the world’s oldest Qur’an could pre-date the birth of Islam’s founder, prophet Mohammed.

Three Reps and two Senators announced their support for the Nuclear Iran Deal.

Bringing your own sandwich to a restaurant would appear as the height of chutzpah, but not any more—at least not at Lunchbox…

State Dept, seems surprised when being told how many Americans live in Judea and Samaria.

He says he still has not made up his mind but that Obama will win the magic number of 34 to override a veto.

More Articles from JNS News Service
The former "Shanghai Ghetto" area, where Jewish refugees lived, in 1943.

The café opened in 1939 and was closed n 1949.

Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin.

Maryland’s Senators have not yet decided whether or not to join Schumer and Menendez and vote against ObamaDeal.

National Basketball Association (NBA) player Omri Casspi recently visited Israel, but it was be no ordinary homecoming for the Sacramento Kings forward, as he was be joined by seven other NBA players in a tour organized by his foundation.

Aaron is a plumber, Tracie, a former National Guard member, wants to volunteer in the IDF.

The organization also is encouraging young Christians to serve in the IDF.

The IDF has decided to implement a new practice to improve the security of hitchhikers in Judea and Samaria — one year after three hitchhiking Israeli teens were abducted and murdered. Yisrael HaYom reported that the IDF will be sending reservists in civilian vehicles to provide security for hitchhikers in the territories. The cars will […]

The California State Assembly on Monday passed a resolution urging action on the increasingly rampant anti-Semitism on University of California (UC) campuses. The resolution urges each UC campus to “adopt a resolution condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and racism.” The bipartisan measure was introduced by State Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) follow-ing a series of […]

Sagi Muki defeated his opponent from Georgia.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/knesset-approves-bringing-899-indian-lost-jews-to-israel/2013/10/22/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: