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10,000 French Jews, 3,000 Americans expected to Make Aliyah in 2016

25 Shevat 5776 – February 3, 2016
"We could have reached 15,000 [French] olim last year, not only 8,000," Former Minister of Immigration and Absorption Sofa Landver (Yisrael Beitenu) said.

New Knesset Law Recognizes Paramedical Degrees Obtained Abroad

The law does not apply to people who lived most of their lives in Israel and traveled abroad to study.

Firing of NBA Coach David Blatt Signals Rising Anti-Semitism

17 Shevat 5776 – January 27, 2016
The ADL posted an Internet anti-Semitism "flash flood alert" over the dismissal of NBA head coach David Blatt.

MK Naguisa Protesting Insufficient Funding for Immigrant Crisis Hotline

16 Shevat 5776 – January 25, 2016
Out of the 180,000 calls the hotline centers field each year, some 10% are from new immigrants.

Large Majority of Israelis Support More Benefits to New Immigrants

15 Shevat 5776 – January 24, 2016
A large majority of Israelis are willing to support an increase in benefits to help new immigrants succeed.

Israeli American Head Coach David Blatt Fired by NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers

Israeli American Jewish NBA coach David Blatt was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers late Friday -- but not for his record.

New American-Style Community Underway in Ramat Givat Zeev

10 Shevat 5776 – January 19, 2016
Rav Bezalel Rudinsky, Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Reuven and Darchei Noam of Monsey, has joined the American-style community in Ramat Givat Zeev.

New Immigrants Ages 22-26 Exempted from Military Service

9 Shevat 5776 – January 18, 2016
Raphael Werner, chairman of the Flemish Forum of Jewish Organizations, estimated that within 20 years Antwerp would have an Arab mayor.

Operation French Kiss: 200,000 French Jews Planning Aliyah

7 Shevat 5776 – January 17, 2016
According to the survey’s findings, as many as 43% of French Jews are planning to make Aliyah to Israel.

Western European Aliyah at All Time High

5 Shevat 5776 – January 14, 2016
Jews make up less than 1 percent of the population, but more than 50 percent of all attacks in 2014 were directed against them.

MK Avigdor Liberman: ‘It’s Israel’s Turn to Help Support Diaspora Jewry’

29 Tevet 5776 – January 9, 2016
Liberman has a plan to fight assimilation which will strengthen the Diaspora and increase Aliyah

Northeast India Earthquake Strikes Bnei Menashe Community in Manipur

24 Tevet 5776 – January 4, 2016
“The earthquake struck early in the morning and buildings shook violently,” said a member of the Bnei Menashe community.

Aliyah Up, Except from the United States

17 Tevet 5776 – December 29, 2015
Anti-Semitism chased Jews to Israel from Ukraine and France, but not from the rest of Europe and North America.

Final Stats Show Ukrainian Aliyah Rose 11 Percent in 2015

13 Tevet 5776 – December 24, 2015
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has offered a cash payment to Jews from Ukraine to move to Israel. The Jewish Agency criticizes the program.

Supreme Court Reverses Interior Ministry Decision on Peruvian Jews

2 Tevet 5776 – December 13, 2015
Judge Daphne Barak-Erez wrote, adding: "Let us not replace the question of 'Who is a Jew' with the question of 'What is a Jewish community.'"

New ‘Olim’ Pass the ‘Taste Test’ of Chanukah Sufganiyot [video]

22 Kislev 5776 – December 4, 2015
New immigrants, including small children and a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, went through the ordeal of tasting Jews' favorite unhealthy snack.

Former ‘Lone Soldier’ from NY Serves up Turkeys for American Olim

14 Kislev 5776 – November 26, 2015
'Lone Americans' on Aliyah are gobbling up a Thanksgiving dinner served by a former New Yorker, who once was a lone soldier.

ISIS Spooks Young French Jews into Visiting Israel

12 Kislev 5776 – November 24, 2015
The number of French Jews who visited Israel on the Birthright program more than doubled this year to 2,500.

French Family Feels Safer in Judea and Samaria than in Paris

5 Kislev 5776 – November 17, 2015
The Banion family moved three months ago from Paris to Efrat, in Gush Etzion and part of Judea and Samaria, where they says it...

First French-Jewish Families Arrive in Israel After Paris Terror Attacks

The first two French Jewish families to move to Israel since Friday’s ISIS terrorist attacks arrived Monday.

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