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Aliyah Super Week: Over 500 olim from 20 countries arriving this week

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28 May 2021
Aliyah Super Week: Over 500 olim from 20 countries arriving this week

We are living in a unique and historical time when neither a global pandemic nor a rocket war can stop the fulfillment of biblical prophecies that the Jewish people will be gathered into their ancestral homeland. An unprecedented ‘Aliyah Super Week’ organized by the Jewish Agency with sponsorship from the ICEJ is vivid evidence of this.

Even despite the recent Gaza conflict, Israel is welcoming a wave of over 500 new Jewish immigrants from more than twenty countries this week. And the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is one of the main sponsors by helping to bring 148 of these new Jewish immigrants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States and other countries.

This special week of aliyah flights from all over the globe has been in the planning over recent months as Israel began emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, but the 11-day Hamas rocket war which ended last Friday threatened to disrupt those plans. While there were a few cancellations of flights as the conflict raged, most of the aliyah flights are landing at Ben-Gurion Airport this week with hundreds of olim ready to build their future in the Jewish state.

“Given the intense conflict we have witnessed here over recent weeks, it is quite remarkable to see these hundreds of Jewish immigrants coming home to Israel from more than 20 nations,” said ICEJ President Dr Jürgen Bühler. “This is so inspiring to see these Jewish families cast their lots with Israel just days after the country was under such intense rocket barrages, and it bodes well for the future of the Jewish state.”This special week of aliyah flights from all over the globe has been in the planning over recent months as Israel began emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, but the 11-day Hamas rocket war which ended last Friday threatened to disrupt those plans. While there were a few cancellations of flights as the conflict raged, most of the aliyah flights are landing at Ben-Gurion Airport this week with hundreds of olim ready to build their future in the Jewish state.

Among these new olim we welcome young people, elderly couples, families with children, so many seemingly different people are united by this incomparable joy and a radiance of hope shines through their eyes.

In addition to sponsoring flights for 148 of these new immigrants coming as part of the ‘Aliyah Super Week’, the ICEJ will be covering flight costs and other travel expenses for 99 members of the Bnei Menashe community who have been approved to come to Israel under an emergency decision of the Israeli cabinet due to the current coronavirus surge in India. The decision will allow 548 Bnei Menashe to come as soon as possible, with the first flight of 274 currently scheduled to land on Monday, May 31.

In total, the ICEJ will be sponsoring aliyah flights for 247 new immigrants over an eight-day period ending next Monday. This will bring to 1,132 the total number of aliyah flights sponsored by the ICEJ so far this year.

Thank you for your support of the ICEJ Aliyah efforts! Together, we can help many more Jewish families return to the Promised Land.

 

CREDIT PHOTOS as ‘Courtesy of JAFI’

 

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