Israel approved enhanced absorption benefits for new immigrants from France and South Africa. Immigrants from these countries who arrive during the next year will be awarded the same absorption benefits as olim from the former Soviet Union and other countries. Immigrants from South Africa will also receive a special $10,000 housing acquisition assistance and $1,400 stipend from the Jewish Agency for Israel.
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