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Syrian Jews Make It To Israel

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Aleppians waiting in a bread line during the Syrian civil war.

Aleppians waiting in a bread line during the Syrian civil war.
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A Jewish-Muslim family from Syria escaped from the country’s civil war to Israel.

The family, made up of three generations, traveled for weeks through conflict areas before crossing the border to a neighboring state and then flying to Israel. The family is now living in an absorption center near Tel Aviv, according to The Jerusalem Post, which first reported the escape after a gag order was lifted on the news.

The escape and rescue was arranged by Moti Kahana, an Israeli-American businessman who has been involved in humanitarian efforts for Syrian refugees during the three-year civil war. Kahana reportedly used his connections with leaders of the Syrian opposition to help the family escape.

The Jewish Agency, the Ministry of Absorption and the Israel Flying Aid NGO assisted in the rescue.

About 20 Jews remain in Syria, all in Damascus, according to the Post.

Hundreds of Syrian victims of the civil war have been treated at hospitals and field hospitals in Israel.

 

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29 Responses to “Syrian Jews Make It To Israel”

  1. Jewish Muslim…….did not know there was such an animal. Almost an oxymoron.

  2. Happy ramadan kareem Jewish Muslim from Syria

  3. Bernard Baum says:

    What is a Jewish-Muslim family ?

  4. Bernard Baum says:

    Happy What? Do you even know what Ramadan signifies ?

  5. Bernard Baum says:

    Happy What? Do you even know what Ramadan signifies ?

  6. Jewish Muslim? Don’t u just mean Syrian Jew?

  7. Jay Grosflam says:

    You people are dense – it is a mixed marriage.

  8. Paddy Pike says:

    shame; must have been hectic trip.

  9. David Cohen says:

    They ars probably from a mixed marriage.

  10. Mazel Tov. May the family have a long healthy happy life in Israel

  11. Does this mean they are Jews by birth but are of the MuslimFaith?

  12. Tony Bruan says:

    God Bless Israel…Never Again !!!

  13. You just can’t fix stupid

  14. Adou Abel says:

    It is a great miracle, we love them, AMEN…!!!

  15. Adou Abel says:

    It is a great miracle, we love them, AMEN…!!!

  16. The term jewish-muslim family is odd. They should be rehabilitated and peacefuly converted and awaken to reconciliation to the Almighty Lord

  17. The term jewish-muslim family is odd. They should be rehabilitated and peacefuly converted and awaken to reconciliation to the Almighty Lord

  18. The term jewish-muslim family is odd. They should be rehabilitated and peacefuly converted and awaken to reconciliation to the Almighty Lord

  19. The term jewish-muslim family is odd. They should be rehabilitated and peacefuly converted and awaken to reconciliation to the Almighty Lord

  20. Seppo Hatara says:

    Blessings for new Olim!

  21. Sobriety Jon says:

    The jews has no islam history or culture rather it was their noble way of life that was immitated and errorneously copied by mohammed when he encountered some of the jewish traders at the transborder trade

  22. Sobriety Jon says:

    The jews has no islam history or culture rather it was their noble way of life that was immitated and errorneously copied by mohammed when he encountered some of the jewish traders at the transborder trade

  23. Sobriety Jon says:

    The jews has no islam history or culture rather it was their noble way of life that was immitated and errorneously copied by mohammed when he encountered some of the jewish traders at the transborder trade

  24. Brushing Habayim! Shabbat Shalom! Rest and meet your new neighbors and friends!

  25. so what side would they be on??

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