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WZO to Open 225 Hebrew Language Centers Worldwide Next Year

Last year the WZO established 140 new Hebrew language centers, most of them in France, Argentina, and the UK.

700 Brazilian Jews to Make Aliyah in 2016, Triple the Annual Average

Sharansky, visiting Brazil: “The Brazilian Jewish community is a warm, Zionist community with strong ties to Israel.”

Government to Reveal Lost Yemenite Children 2001 Committee Findings

The committee began its investigations in 1995, following bloody clashes in Passover of 1994, between the followers of a Yemenite Rabbi and police.

Netanyahu: Soon Majority of Jews Will Live in Israel

Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky added, tongue-in-cheek, "We cannot forget our partnership with the world's Jews – we cannot give up on any Jew, even if they are not 'Orthodox.'"

Happy Aliya Day, Everybody!

Strangely enough, the Knesset legislation known as the Aliyah Day Act 5776-2016 states that on the 7th of Cheshvan the country will celebrate the Israelites' entrance into the Land of Israel on the 10th of Nissan.

NY Senator Chuck Schumer Slams BDS as ‘Modern Anti-Semitism’

NY Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer slams BDS as "modern-day anti-Semitism."

Israel Innovation Authority ‘Luring’ Academics, Entrepreneurs Back to Israel [video]

Every year, hundreds from academia and industry return to Israel, fulfilling a desire to come back home and find employment appropriate to their education and skills.

Israel Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks State From Transferring FATCA Info to IRS

Ex-pat Americans faced with reporting all of their financial and personal banking information may still have some privacy.

211 New Immigrants Flee to Israel From War-Torn Ukraine

More than 200 new immigrants arrived on aliyah from eastern Ukraine, the 19th IFCJ flight since Dec. 2014.

Israeli President Welcomes 50,000th Oleh Brought Home by Nefesh B’nefesh

The flight included a diverse mix of people from 22 US states and one Canadian province, including 24 families, 78 children and 10 medical professionals.

Bennett Relying on Orthodox to Lead Israel’s Jewish Identity Project for Diaspora Youth

The fact that the first two of these organizations is completely Orthodox, while the third varies from one campus to another has irked many, in Israel and abroad.

Welcome Home [photo]

233 North American new Olim arrived home to Israel this morning.

Hundreds More Ukraine Jews Preparing to Flee

More than a thousand Ukraine Jews have called the offices of the IFCJ over the past month, finally willing to flee.

Knesset Committee Approves $80 Million to Support New Immigrants

Some of the funds are designated for encouraging entrepreneurship among new immigrants from France, Belgium, and Ukraine.

New Jerusalem Lone Soldier Center Opens on Michael Levin’s Yartzheit

The new Jerusalem Lone Soldiers' Center officially opened on Michael Levin's 10th Yartzheit.

More Jews Flee to Israel, Escaping Terror in France

Jews arriving in Israel to begin new lives are telling horror stories about France that sound like pre-WWII Germany.

Netanyahu ‘Not Prepared to Tolerate Racism in our State’

The report on eradicating racism against Israelis of Ethiopian origin is 170 pages long and includes 52 recommendations intended to help correct institutionalized and societal racism.

Israeli National Service Program Incorporates 120 Young French Female Immigrants

Most of this year’s applicants are from the area of Paris, but some have also emigrated from Marseilles or northern France.

Ukraine Jews Come ‘Home’ Helped By Israel & IFCJ

More than 230 new immigrants arrived in Israel from Ukraine, many of them badly traumatized.

Knesset Committee Discovers Significant Drop in Immigrant Youth Crime

For every shekel the state invests in preventing delinquency or rehabilitating a juvenile delinquent, it will save 5-10 shekels in the future by avoiding the delinquent's imprisonment, compensating those hurt by the delinquent, etc.

Knesset Passes Law Assigning Running State Mikvahs to Chief Rabbinate

"Reform Jews in the US don’t have a single mikvah. All of a sudden they need a mikvah over here?"

Tuesday 223 American Olim Made Israel their Home

The 223 newcomers include Jews from 17 US states and two Canadian provinces, former servicemen from three different US Armed Forces units, families of all sizes, and young professionals.

200 French Jews Immigrating to Israel Wednesday, Biggest Group this Summer

The flight was planned months ago, without any connection to recent events in France.

White House Silent on Terrorist Murder of 13-Year-Old American Girl

The 13-year-old girl stabbed to death in her bed in Kiryat Arba was a US citizen, but the White House has been silent.

Hundreds of Jewish Leaders in First-Ever Jewish Agency Board of Governors Meetings in Paris

Sharansky: “This is the single greatest expression of the Jewish people’s solidarity with French Jewry.”

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