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Jewish Youth Stream to Europe to Mark 120-Yr Anniversary of World Zionist Congress [video]

Participants included 120 counselors and delegates from WBA groups across Europe.

1,600 Lone Soldiers to Get Assisted Personal Errands Day in Tel Aviv Feb. 16

Every IDF Lone Soldier is entitled to take a personal errands day once every two months, but for most of them one day is often not enough time to complete their necessary errands.

3,300-Year Detour Ends in Aliyah for 65th Wedding Anniversary in Israel

"We realized it was time to pack while we are healthy and active and could truly enjoy being in Our Beloved Country."

Mother of Dead IDF Soldier Invites Israelis to Funeral: ‘We Have No Family Here’

The funeral will be at 2:30 PM today (Thursday), at the military section of the Rishon L'Tzion cemetery.

Israel Tax Authority: FATCA Working Both Ways, US Accounts Belonging to Israelis Reviewed

Israel received data on more than 35,000 Israeli-held accounts in US financial institutions.

Young Professional Olim Prefer Tel Aviv

Immigration to Tel Aviv has come to be characterized by youth: approximately 9,500 of the new immigrants are between the ages of 18 and 35, joining a third of Tel Aviv's population that is of the same age group.

Support Group: Today’s Aliyah ‘Basket’ Must Include Subsidized Therapy

'My very relationship with my husband was in question suddenly. The children would yell, 'Why did you bring us here?' My own emotional state was so fragile. Everything was falling apart, including our marriage.'

27,000 New Israelis Came Home in 2016, Down from 31,000 in 2015

Aliyah from Brazil increased significantly, with the arrival of some 760 new immigrants this year, compared with 497 in 2015.

When A Jerusalem Neighborhood Was A Transit Camp

Rabbi Haim Sabato tells the tale of the Jerusalem transit camp in which he and his family lived when they immigrated to the Holy Land from Egypt.

Knesset Passes Law Requiring Representation of Haredim, Olim, in Civil Service

Proper representation legislation in recent years has used affirmative action to boost public sectors whose presence in the civil service does not represent their share of the population.

Chief Rabbinate to List Rabbis Approved for Conversions Abroad

According to the chief rabbis, the plan is to create a system whereby the conversions done by rabbis who meet the chief rabbinate criteria would be approved.

Report: 10% of Israeli Public Servants Are Olim

166 Ethiopian Israelis have been recruited to the police force over the past two years, and today 613 police officers are Ethiopian.

Celebration, Challenges as Ethiopian Community Celebrates Sigd Festival

Thousands of Israeli Ethiopians marked the Day of Sigd in Jerusalem this week. It's an echo of the First Temple era.

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.

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