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

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The Knesset plenum on Monday night approved in a second and third reading a new law requiring appropriate representation of Haredim and Olim in the public sector, submitted by UTJ MKs Moshe Gafni and Uri Maklev. The mandated representation includes civil service positions and spots on the boards of government-owned companies.

The introduction notes to the bill note that 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 – such as women, Arabs, Druze, Circassians, and people with disabilities. The Haredi sector has been absent from this effort, Gafni and Maklev argued, despite the fact that the government has established its inclusion as a national goal.

The bill was passed with 35 for, no objections and two abstaining.

David Israel

Report: 10% of Israeli Public Servants Are Olim

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs revealed during Tuesday’s meeting that 10% of public servants in Israel and 12% of police officers are new immigrants. Committee Chairman MK Avraham Neguise (Likud) emphasized that “the main reason for the temporary decline in the number of immigrants in the last year is the issue of employment. Therefore, bureaucracy must be removed, procedures should be simplified, and driving licenses from the country of origin should be recognized. The public service should lead this national mission.”

Neguise praised the first appointment of Ethiopian Israeli female judges and a judge who has immigrated from the Commonwealth of Independent States, but warned of the vast amount of new immigrants who are qualified for various occupations and are employed in maintenance and cleaning jobs.

According to Ron Tzur of the Civil Service Commission, “The figures show the opposite; that the doors of the civil service are actually open to immigrants, and every barrier which we have recognized in the past, was removed and relieved.”

Tzur continued and said, “35% of workers in the country are [employed within] the health system, and therefore it is impossible to ignore the big portion of immigrants in such a big part of the system.” He emphasized that 7,496 out of some 75,000 workers in Israel have made Aliyah in the last decade (10%), and 4,191 in the last five years.

MK Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beitenu), who initiated the discussion, said that wherever there is a lack of engineers, doctors and nurses in the work market – that is where immigrants are absorbed. But in many cases the immigrants struggle to be accepted to work, mainly in senior positions, although a long time has passed since their immigration, he added.

Esther Blum, a representative of an organization for absorbing French immigrants, said that, “New immigrants do not have a chance of being absorbed in Israel, even when they have qualifications from abroad. This is a loss for the State of Israel, because we are speaking of people who hold senior positions in their country of origin.”

Superintendent Rachel Siman Tov, deputy head of Israel Police’s recruiting department, said 12% of police officers – 3,262 people – are new immigrants. According to her, 166 Ethiopian Israelis have been recruited to the police force over the past two years, and today 613 police officers are Ethiopian.

Hagit Feldman, head of the Human Resources Department at the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigration Absorption, said that out of 500 workers in the office, 138 have made Aliyah in the last decade, but most of the workers have made Aliyah 15 years ago or more.


Ministerial Team Targets Personnel Shortage in High-Tech Sector

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will chair a ministerial team tasked with finding new ways to beef up the supply of personnel in the high-tech sector.

The team is to include Finance and Economy Minister Moshe Kahlon, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver, and Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis.

According to a release from the Prime Minister’s Office, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky will also be a member.

Two goals are on the list: developing training for workers, engineers and technicians in Israel, and providing incentives for new immigrants to work in the high-tech sector.

“High-tech is a very important engine for growth and progress in the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said.

“There are highly qualified people in Jewish communities around the world, and we must do everything necessary to bring them to Israel.”

Hana Levi Julian

The Aaron Katsman Show – A Summer of Aliyah [audio]

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

With thousands of newly minted Olim having just moved to Israel, Aaron gives some tips on how make it financially in Israel.

If you have any question, email aaron@lighthousecapital.co.il.

Aaron Katsman Show 22Aug – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Welcome Home [photo]

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

233 North American new Olim arrived home to Israel this morning, Wedensday, August 17, 2106, on a Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah flight.

Approximately 50,000 people have made Aliya with NBN since it was established.

The honor of being number 50,000 was given to Rivka Geltzer, 22.

Geltzer has a degree in economics from Columbia University in New York, and will joining the IDF. She received her new Teudat Zehut (ID card) directly from President Ruby Rivlin.

From the photos you can see that around 75 of the new Olim will be joining the IDF.

What more can we say beyond, “Welcome Home!”

NBN Aliyah August 2016 1

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NBN Aliyah August 2016 2

NBN Aliyah August 2016 5

NBN Aliyah August 2016 6

NBN Aliyah August 2016 7

Photos by Ehud Amitun / TPS

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Knesset Committee Approves $80 Million to Support New Immigrants

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The Knesset Finance Committee, headed by MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism), on Monday approved the transfer of an additional $80 million to the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, mainly for the purpose of finding housing solutions for elderly immigrants.

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

Of the amount allotted, about $68 million are designated for housing solutions for elderly immigrants; $4 million for encouraging entrepreneurship among new immigrants, including employment fairs and seminars for new immigrants, coupons for Hebrew lessons, absorption-related activities in local authorities, encouraging Aliyah abroad by strengthening the professional capabilities of potential olim, and adding more operators to the information call center for those interested in making Aliyah; $2 million for the implementation of the government’s decision to allow members of the Bnei Menashe community entry into Israel, and $1.3 million are designated for increasing the assistance provided to immigrant soldiers who are recognized by the IDF as lone soldiers or as soldiers who are eligible for family stipends.


Tuesday 223 American Olim Made Israel their Home

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

On Tuesday, July 19, a flight with 223 olim from the US and Canada landed in Ben-Gurion International Airport, where a ceremony was held to welcome them to Israel.

KKL-JNF World Chairman Danny Atar said that “the Aliyah to Israel is the foundation on which the Zionist enterprise stands. It is the clearest expression of our love to the land of Israel.”

“The strategic cooperation between KKL-JNF and Nefesh Be’Nefesh assists many diaspora Jews to find their way to Israel, build their home there, integrate in the Israeli society and contribute to the prosperity of Israel,” Atar said, adding, “I am sure that many Olim will encounter KKL-JNF down the road … We are here for you and proud of you.”

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.


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