TEL AVIV, Israel – Three hundred Jewish immigrants landed at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Monday.
In Hebrew, it’s called aliyah – or going up to the Land of Israel. These new immigrants are joining
New immigrants from France, the former Soviet Union and South America at Ben Gurion
Both outgoing Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharanksy and the new chairman, Isaac Herzog,
Nearly 200 of these brand new soon-to-be Israelis are from France, and many of them are children.
“It’s very concerning what’s happening in western Europe [and] also in other parts of the world where
Mor says the Jewish Agency has kept a promise since Israel’s rebirth as a modern nation 70 years ago.
“Never again! Never again will there be a Jewish person who is in danger, who is full of hope, who
One new arrival, a pianist from France named Thierry Haddad, said radical Muslim anti-Jewish
“It’s more and more true,” he said. “Also, the politics [politicians] try to protect, but it’s difficult.”
Sarah Rachel Levy came alone from Paris. She told CBN News anti-Semitism didn’t drive her out.
“I would be with my people and my God on my land. It was an obligation for me. If I didn’t do that
In addition to the arrivals from France, other immigrants came from the former Soviet Union and
Photo, CBN News, Jonathan Goff
Sharansky, a world-renowned human rights activist and former Russian dissident, made aliyah when
Christian leaders also played a role in the welcome home ceremony. They’ve been helping Jewish
Tom Hess, director of the All Nations Convocation in Jerusalem, says the 700 references to aliyah
“It says in scripture that God will bring His people back from the north, south, east and west. Most of