Hundreds to arrive on ‘Aliyah Day


Some 400 new immigrants from 23 countries will arrive in Israel on “Aliyah Day.”


In addition to the new immigrants, approximately 100 parents of “lone soldiers” – young adults who came to Israel without their parents and are serving in the Israeli military – will arrive with the Keshet project to spend Independence Day with their sons and daughters.


The immigrants will arrive Monday from countries including the United States, Brazil, Argentina, England, France, Honduras, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, South Africa and Turkey. They will settle in more than 50 communities throughout Israel.

A ceremony marking Aliyah Day will feature officials from the sponsoring agencies, the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency.


“The State of Israel is the national homeland of Jews around the world,” said Jacob Edery, the immigration absorption minister, “and we in the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption are ready and prepared with special absorption tracks to ensure their quick and good absorption and integration.”



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