Last Flight Out: 48 New Olim from America Arrive in Israel, Join Over 3000...

Despite challenges of 2020, numbers of North Americans moving to Israel remains consistent, as interest skyrockets

WATCH: Jonathan Pollard Arrives in Israel

Jonathan Pollard arrives in Israel, kisses the ground, accepts his Teudat Zehut and receives a blessing.

Jonathan Pollard Comes Home

The Pollards were personally welcomed to Israel by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the airport.

Despite Coronavirus, More Than 20,000 Olim from 70 Countries Moved to Israel in 2020

2020 also saw increased demand for Aliyah and internship programs, emergency aid for Jewish communities in crisis due to COVID-19, assistance to vulnerable populations in Israel, a first-of-its-kind Jewish emergency network, and more.

Jews from Small Communities in the US ‘Long for Direct Contact with Israelis to...

The event was a sign of appreciation of small communities in North America for their support of Israel and insistence on keeping their Jewish identity and celebrating the Jewish Holidays.

Operation ‘Tzur Israel’ to Bring Jews from Ethiopia Takes Off

Since the early 1950s, the Jewish Agency has assisted more than 90,000 Ethiopians with their immigration to Israel.

Former PM Olmert: Pollard Should Stay in NY, his Aliyah Would Increase the Damage...

As President Bush was about to leave office in 2009, Pollard requested clemency for the first time, which was supported by former CIA director James Woolsey.

Nominations Open for 2021 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize

The categories: Science and Medicine, Community & Non-Profit, Education, Arts, Culture & Sports, Young Leadership, and Global Impact.

90 North Americans Arrive in Israel During Israeli National Immigration Week

The flights included those hailing from 14 states and three Canadian provinces, ranging from young students to retirees.

Rescue Mission: Preserving the Torah Heritage of Ethiopian Jewry

The students . . . understand full well that if they don't do it, it simply won't happen - and this heritage that is so precious to them will be lost."

India’s Jewish MMA & Kickboxing Champion Set to Make Aliyah

More than 4,000 Bnei Menashe have made Aliyah to Israel in the past two decades, thanks largely to Shavei Israel. Another 6,500 remain in India, all of whom wish to make their home in the Jewish state.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Final Group Aliyah Flight of 5780 Lands

Varying in ages from 7 to 94, they will make their home from the bustling cities of Tel Aviv and Herzliya to the quiet kibbutz of Nir Eliyahu.

Watch: Bring Them Home – with Rabbi Berel Wein

Rabbi Berel Wein, Founder and director of the Destiny Foundation talks about on Aliyah, Israel and Torah on Bring Them Home.

1,500 Children of Olim Who Arrived During the Pandemic Set to Start School September...

Most of the Olim who will begin their first year of school in Israel this week are children and teenagers, aged 6 to 17 years old.

MK Smotrich Touches Third Rail of Israeli Politics: Amending Law of Return

If anyone in Israeli politics can shoot himself in the foot inside his own tent, it is the heirs of the NRP on the right.

‘Here, I Feel Truly at Home’: Special Flight from Mexico Brings 200 Immigrants, Volunteers...

From the beginning of 2020 through July, The Jewish Agency has facilitated the Aliyah of 2,269 Olim from Latin America.

Israel Proposing Expedited FBI Background Completion for US Aliyah Applicants

Recent regulations require every US adult applicant for immigration to Israel to complete an FBI background check.

There was an 18% Increase in Aliyah in 2019

The largest number of Olim (immigrants), 15,821, came from Russia, 48.2% of all immigrants, an increase of about 50% compared with 2018.

140 French Jews Find a New Home in Israel

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.

Future Lone Soldiers Land in Israel

The majority of the new arrivals hailed from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California.

120 New Olim Expected in Israel over the Next 48 Hours

Since the beginning of April 2020, 3,495 Aliyah applications were submitted to Nefesh B’Nefesh.

Israeli Official Unveils Plan to Rescue French Jewry from Escalating Anti-Semitism

Between the years 2000 and 2017, 10 percent of the French Jewish community, the largest in Europe, immigrated to Israel.

Israel Expecting 250,000 Olim in Next 5 Years

The Jewish Agency’s call center is flooded with inquiries, an increase of 50% from English speaking countries and 70% from French-speaking countries.

Southern City of Arad Preparing for Wave of Aliyah

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.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Lands Permanent Center in Jerusalem for New Olim to Israel

The permanent space will provide support to new immigrants in the areas of employment, education and housing, and offer Hebrew classes, exhibits and performances.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Signs 14 Summer Group Flights with EL AL

The announcement comes in the wake of an unprecedented increase in Aliyah interest from North American Jews.

Israel Expecting a Doubling in Number of Olim in Coming Months

Although flights have been grounded nearly everywhere in recent months due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Aliyah continued.

American Jews Seek Real Estate in Israel Post-COVID-19

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.

If Not Now, When? Aliyah Applications Spike During Coronavirus Pandemic

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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