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Ukrainian Jews Flee To Israel Amid Anti-Semitic Attacks in War-Torn Ukraine

Over 100 Ukrainian Jews fled war-torn Ukraine and arrived in Israel.

Israeli Government Pledges To Invest Over One Million Shekels in Encouraging Brazilian Aliyah

The money will also go towards encouraging aliyah, provide preparatory aliyah seminars, and finding full-time employment for new immigrants prior to their move to Israel.

Five women from Ancient Chinese Jewish Community to Make Aliyah

Believed to have been founded by Iraqi or Persian Jewish merchants, Kaifeng's Jewish community built a large and beautiful synagogue in 1163.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

Liberman has a plan to fight assimilation which will strengthen the Diaspora and increase Aliyah

Northeast India Earthquake Strikes Bnei Menashe Community in Manipur

“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

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

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

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]

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

'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

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

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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