Recent regulations require every US adult applicant for immigration to Israel to complete an FBI background check.
The largest number of Olim (immigrants), 15,821, came from Russia, 48.2% of all immigrants, an increase of about 50% compared with 2018.
Nearly half of the Olim, 60, are children under the age of 18. 11 of the Olim are medical and paramedical professionals. 17 have careers in high-tech while 27 have experience in liberal arts professions.
The majority of the new arrivals hailed from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California.
Since the beginning of April 2020, 3,495 Aliyah applications were submitted to Nefesh B’Nefesh.
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Between the years 2000 and 2017, 10 percent of the French Jewish community, the largest in Europe, immigrated to Israel.
The Jewish Agency’s call center is flooded with inquiries, an increase of 50% from English speaking countries and 70% from French-speaking countries.
Some 10,600 immigrants currently reside in Arad, about 36% of the population. Most of the immigrants in Arad came from the former USSR, as well as from the US, Argentina, the United Kingdom and France.
The permanent space will provide support to new immigrants in the areas of employment, education and housing, and offer Hebrew classes, exhibits and performances.
The announcement comes in the wake of an unprecedented increase in Aliyah interest from North American Jews.
Although flights have been grounded nearly everywhere in recent months due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Aliyah continued.
With the mix of the “idealism of a Jewish person owning property in Israel” and positive real estate trends over the last year, purchasing apartments is a safe investment in the long term, said U.S.-based investor and investing consultant Nathan Silver.
Two-thirds of the NBN applicants stated that they want to make Aliyah in summer 2020. Over half of the applicants come from New York, New Jersey, California and Florida.
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"Despite the difficulties due to the Corona, the participants showed a great deal of seriousness and investment in their studies."
The Olim ranged in ages from one-years-old to 66-years-old and hailed from New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Florida and Illinois, and will be living in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beit Shemesh, Ramat Gan and Yafo.
"Listen to me well, dear Jews, whoever can afford to rise and ascend to the Holy Land should it as soon as possible."
Hundreds of Olim from English-speaking countries – including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA - were nominated for the prize.
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Anyone who holds a valid visa to immigrate to Israel is entitled enter Israel under the Law of Return, even though the borders are currently closed to foreign nationals.
While much of the country comes to a halt, Olim continue to arrive in Israel amidst global uncertainty.
Singson made Aliyah with his mother, grandmother and brother. He lives in Tiberias with his family and attends a Hesder Yeshiva in Ma’alot.
The Aliyah group will provide online informational sessions to nearly 1,000 pre-registered participants in lieu of this year’s New Jersey mega Aliyah event.
As an alternative, Nefesh B’Nefesh will be offering broadcast sessions and presentations on an all-encompassing slate of Aliyah resources.
In January, Netanyahu lured Blue&White, Ethiopia-born MK Gadi Yevarkan over to the Likud side, inserting him in the 20th slot of the party's slate.
“Military service in the IDF is difficult and challenging for every soldier, and even more so for Lone Soldiers."