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Ukrainian Jewish Immigration to Israel Rises 70 Percent

There is nothing like a war of anti-Semites against anti-Semites to encourage Aliyah.

Ukrainian Jewish immigration to Israel has risen 70 percent in 2014 amid the recent political upheaval in that country.

According to the Jewish Agency for Israel, 375 new immigrants from Ukraine arrived in the first three months of 2014, compared with 221 in the same period in 2013.

More than 100 new immigrants have come from Odessa alone, the Ukrainian Black Sea city where nearly 30,000 Jews live and can move to Israel under the Law of Return. Before leaving for Israel, the Jewish Agency and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews held a model Passover Seder, like the one they will celebrate when they arrive in Israel in a few weeks. Both organizations also pledged further emergency financial assistance to Ukrainian Jews.

“The immigrants’ choice to come to Israel on the eve of Passover and build their home and their children’s future has symbolic meaning,” Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky said.

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11 Responses to “Ukrainian Jewish Immigration to Israel Rises 70 Percent”

  1. Mike Burke says:

    No matter what spin you put on it, it is sad when anyone is forced to leave the country of their birth because of hatred against them for being different.

  2. God said he would bring his people back to Israel. I pray they leave Europe before things get worse

  3. Thank God there is an Israel that these people can escape to, 6 million didn’t have the same opportunity. NEVER FORGET!

  4. The Ukraine has been a hotbed of anti-semitism seemingly forever. They blame the Jews for Stalin’s deporting of Ukranians to Siberia and starving many to death, even though Stalin was an altar boy and not Jewish. Gotta blame the Jews again I suppose. The fact that thousands of Jews died because of Stalin and Co. Does not matter to those ignorant swine.The Ukranians also helped, gleefully, to kill Jews while helping the Nazis in WW2 and many served in SS divisions.The Russians “took care” of these scum when they took the Ukraine at the end of the war.I cannot blame the Jews from going to Israel as, frankly, it is for their safety, and not necessarily from a Russian threat.Svoboda is an anti- Semitic group that aided in the recent kicking out of the pro-Russian head of government, and they are not friends of Jews.

  5. They should have left years ago. The only safe place for a Jew in this world is Israel and no where else.

  6. They just want to be safe. I hope Israel can provide safety for them. The only safe solution is to widen the territory and push her enemy backward. Clean out all those who are opposed to it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    A large increase in Ukrainian immigrants, an enormous one from France. Maybe they can actually get the net immigration rate above 20,000 for the first time in nearly a decade: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Immigration/Immigration_to_Israel.html
    All it took for the government to give half a damn was a wave of Antisemitic violence and neo-fascist electoral success not seen in Europe since the 1930s. Netanyahu's governments have had a disgraceful record of attracting immigrants. The prior Kadima-led government was lousy too. There has to be a way to get more immigrants annually.

  8. Good, and I hope they took their wealth with them.

  9. I wish I had your courage, dear Ukrainian Jewish brothers/sisters.
    For there is a hell of a lot of bull**** in England against our Israël and a hell of a lot of terror from the Arabo-Muslims against the Jews in France, fortified by the communistes and far-Left fortified by the Muslim vote.
    God be with you, dear Ukrainian Jewish bros and sis, in our homeland, God be with our great Israeli family, God be with us all, Jew of everywhere and with our dear friends.
    Hag Pessah sameah.

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