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Israeli Jewelry Entrepreneurs Give Back to Ethiopian Community

The company’s employees are mostly immigrants who have come to Israel from places like the United States, Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia. The Levys’ business philosophy is firmly rooted in social responsibility and philanthropy.

Sharansky Complaining Iran Fears Hurt Aliya Stats

Sharansky told Israel Radio on Sunday that potential immigrants who had finalized their plans to move to Israel have delayed their arrival by several months because they are afraid of an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities and an Iranian response.

Yishai and Malkah Welcome New Olim

Yishai and Malkah broadcast live from Ben Gurion Airport where they welcome a 747 full of new immigrants to Israel.

Israeli Government Seeking Bank to Manage Fund Spawning New Immigrant Businesses

Israel's government seeks a commercial bank to grant credit to businesses created by new immigrants and returning residents.

From Georgia to Tel Aviv

A group of immigrants from Soviet Georgia in Lod airport, circa 1972. In 1907, my own family, on my mother's side, arrived from Gruzia (I...

The Demographics of Israeli Politics

The Israeli left is one of the few socialist movements in the First World to lose power because of immigration. Around the same time that Western immigration policies were being tuned to bring in populations with less investment in their new nations, new Israeli immigrants were more patriotic and nationalistic.

A Sane Israeli is a Leftist Mugged by Illegal African Migrants

Left leaning Israeli Journalist Guy Maroz slammed right-wing MKs in March 2010 for wanting to create "labor camps" for these illegal workers. He was among the most vocal activists demanding that Israel not deport the children of these illegal immigrants with their families - till it hit home for him.

Immigration Police Round Up Sudanese for Deportation

Israeli immigration police arrest dozens of South Sudanese illegal immigrants in Eilat on Monday morning in a raid intended to curb the influx of unauthorized entrants from Africa.

Quiz App, the Next Big Thing, Brainchild of US Olim Startup

These days, the dream of Aliya often goes hand-in-hand with the dream of making it big in hi-tech. An increasing number of immigrants are entrepreneurs. A group of highly educated, creative and motivated brainiacs is at the core of what is now commonly referred to as “Start-up Nation.” The maker of a new quiz app is a new Israeli company, run by American olim, and vying to become the next big thing.

Interior Minister: We Must Deport African Refugees

The day after police arrested four Eritrean and Sudanese men for robbing and raping a 19 year-old woman in south Tel Aviv’s Neve Sha’anan neighborhood, Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai said most African illegal immigrants should be rounded up and either deported or arrested.

Far-Right Victories in Greece Frighten Jewish Community

Jewish leaders in Greece expressed concern and disappointment after the fascist Golden Dawn party was poised to enter the Greek parliament for the first...

English-Speakers Laugh At Life in Israel

A new video by a young Israeli from New York earned 57,000 views in two days, taking comedic aim at the life of the average young English-speaking immigrant to Israel.

IDF Thwarts Major Terror Attack on Israel-Egypt Border

The IDF and Israel Police uncovered a powerful explosive device overnight while on an anti-smuggling operation. According to the IDF Spokesperson, "Israeli forces that were...

JAFI: No More Hebrew Ulpanim for Olim

Israel Today reported Monday that the Jewish Agency is pulls funding for ulpanim – intensive Hebrew-language classes for immigrants – including classrooms and school...

Recruits Must Renounce Dual Citizenship to Join Elite IDF Troops

Israel's submarine fleet joined a number of elite combat units requiring their new recruits to give up ties to their former homelands to qualify for security clearance.

71 Olim From Ethiopia Land in Israel

The new immigrants were taken to an absorption center in Kiryat Gat, where they will live while integrating into the Jewish state.

Decades After Immigrating, Ethiopians Decry Continuing Discrimination

Many claim prejudices against the Ethiopians’ skin color and widespread suspicion of the authenticity of their Jewishness prevent greater integration.

Israel Moves to Stop Flood of Illegal Immigrants

New law aims to deter African job seekers and asylum seekers, who have flooded across Israel’s southern border by the tens of thousands

New Olim Are Country’s Hanukah Present

Just prior to the start of Hanukah, 76 new immigrants from North America added light and happiness to the country, landing at Ben Gurion...

My Welcome To Israel

Bear with me, if you will, for a bit of nostalgia. A few weeks ago - Jan. 19, to be precise - I celebrated the 30th anniversary of my becoming an Israeli.I thought readers might enjoy the telling of that tale.

Jewish Heritage Month A Well-Deserved Honor

When I was a kid, the prospect of catching polio was terrifying. We could not dive into a public swimming pool for fear we would spend the rest of our lives in an iron lung. Two Jewish doctors vanquished that disease and removed such fears forever.

Agri Star Meat-Plant Owner: ‘We Will Succeed’

In the months since Agriprocessors - formerly America's largest kosher meatpacking plant - declared bankruptcy in the wake of allegations of unethical and illegal business practices, speculation has abounded: Who will fill the gap in the kosher meat market? Will meat prices go up? Will an Orthodox Jew buy the Postville, Iowa plant?

A Local, Baltimore Angle On Some Of The Hardships Of Holocaust Refugees

The Jewish Museum of Maryland's "Lives Lost" exhibit offers a meditation on a "dramatic but little known story" - according to the museum Associate Director Anita Kassof.

Title: The Strike That Changed New York

There are moments in time that define an era, and for New York's ethnic communities of African-Americans and Jews that moment came on May 9th, 1968, when Fred Nauman, a junior high school teacher in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area of Brooklyn and 18 other educators received letters telling them that the predominantly African-American local school district had fired them.

Souls Intertwined

As a Tehilla volunteer I have been going to the airport for many years to assist new immigrants (olim) during their first hours facing real Israeli bureaucracy.

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