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Israel is missing out on an opportunity to settle "tens of thousands" of French Jews in Israel, says Ariel Kendall of the Qualita organization, which provides outreach for French immigrants. Credit: Courtesy.

French immigrants’ organization says Israel is ‘unprepared’ to take in French Jews

Data published Tuesday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics pointing to a continued decrease in the number of French Jews immigrating to the Jewish State come as no surprise to officials involved in efforts to help...
Some 300 new immigrants from France arrive on a special flight organized by the Jewish Agency, at Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport on July 23, 2018. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Immigration to Israel up in 2018, with more Russians, fewer French arriving

A total of 28,099 new immigrants arrived in Israel in 2018, an increase of 6.6 percent compared to 2017, according to statistics published Tuesday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics. According to the data, over...
Erika and Sandor Horvat moved from Budapest to Israel in June 2019. Credit: IFCJ.

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews brings first Hungarians to Israel

The first new immigrants (olim) from Hungary to move to Israel through the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews arrived on Wednesday. Sandor and Erika Horvat, a young couple in their 30s from Budapest, moved...
Representatives from 45 communities from the north, south, center and within Jerusalem were on hand at the second annual Nefesh B’Nefesh Communities Fair to offer details about cities, towns, moshavim and more, May 22, 2019. Photo by Tomer Malichi.

Community fair introduces new Israeli immigrants to affordable housing options

As Israel’s real estate and housing markets continue to expand, new immigrants are faced with searching for affordable home-buying options in communities around the country. To help in that endeavor, 500 olim gathered in Jerusalem on Wednesday...
Just a few days before Israeli Independence Day, 220 Jews from Ukraine became new citizens of Israel on May 6, 2019, arriving on three separate flights organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (Keren L’Yedidut). Photo by Noam Moscowitz.

Group of 220 new immigrants from Ukraine arrive before Israel Independence Day

Just a few days before Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut)—despite the fact that more than 600 rockets were fired at Israel over the weekend by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip—220 Jews...
Aliyah fair in the San Fernando Valley, Calif., organized by Nefesh B’Nefesh, Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL) and the Jewish National Fund-USA. March 2019. Credit: Courtesy.

Anti-Semitism on minds at ‘aliyah’ fair as North Americans prepare for move

It’s no easy task to pack up one’s earthly possessions and cross the ocean to a new country where a new language is spoken, even if it is a “coming home.” Compounding the matter is...
Participants in Nefesh B’Nefesh’s annual “Mega Event,” held in New Jersey on March 10, 2019. Credit: Courtesy.

North American ‘aliyah’ tour travels east to west, noting anti-Semitism, assimilation

Nefesh B’Nefesh is hosting multiple aliyah events across North America to enable prospective new immigrants (olim) to be as prepared as possible for their move to Israel. The tour started on Sunday with Nefesh B’Nefesh’s annual...
Young women arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport after a Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flight, October 2018. Credit: Jonny Finkel Photography.

Nefesh B’Nefesh to host six ‘aliyah’ events across North America in March

Nefesh B’Nefesh will host multiple aliyahevents across North America next month enabling prospective new immigrants to Israel (olim) to be as prepared as possible. The March events are co-hosted by Nefesh B’Nefesh, Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah...
Ethiopian Jews are greeted by family members as they arrive at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, as part of an aliyah flight arranged by the Jewish Agency for Israel and sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in June 2017. Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Christian group funding incoming flights of Ethiopian immigrants to Israel

In the aftermath of Israel approving immigration flights from Ethiopia, the first group of 80 Ethiopian newcomers will arrive on Monday evening on flights organized by the Jewish Agency and funded by the International...
Russian immigrants (new olim) attend an event marking the 25th anniversary of the great Russian aliyah to Israel from the former Soviet Union at the Jerusalem Convention Center on Dec. 24, 2015. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Pew study shows Israelis prefer skilled immigrants eligible for citizenship

In a survey of economically advanced countries conducted by the Pew Research Center, Israel was one of just three countries in which the majority of respondents did not support the immigration of highly trained...

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