Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convenes a special ministerial team to consider the state’s next moves after a protest by Eritrean asylum seekers turned violent, leaving 49 police officers wounded.
Yad L’Olim assists olim [literally “those who go up,” referring to Jews who move to Israel] from all nationalities.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed 121 new olim (immigrants) from Ukraine on Monday morning at a special reception ceremony held at the foot of their plane.
The rate at which Israelis are emigrating has reached an almost three-decade low. According to numbers published by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) this week, approximately 15,200 Israelis left the country in 2016 for a year or more, the lowest number since at least 1990.
More than 200 olim hadashim (new immigrants) arrived in Israel from North America yesterday afternoon. While at Ben-Gurion International Airport, they, and a group of IDF soldiers sang Israel’s national anthem, “Hatikva” (The Hope).
Israel’s population at the end of 2017 stands at 8.793 million people, 1.9 percent more than a year ago, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on the eve of the civil New Year.
According to the report, the department already employs 20 Hebrew-speakers, and is hiring five more. Their aim is to catch French tax evaders who are using Israel as a tax shelter.
On Monday, Dec. 18, young adult immigrants studying Hebrew at JAFI’s Kibbutz Ulpan enjoyed a Hanukkah party of holiday treats, songs and dancing.
The flight was chartered by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and arrived at Ben Gurion Airport on the seventh day of Hanukkah.
The group hails from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, on the border with Burma, which is home to the largest concentration of Bnei Menashe in India.