December 21, 2010 / 14 Tevet 5771
The final 1,000 new immigrants for 2010, from 25 countries, will be landing in Israel in the next few days
Chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky: “New immigrants contribute to the strength of Israel and to making a closer connection between Israel and Jewish communities abroad. We welcome every immigrant who decides to come live in Israel and build their future here.”
Specially organized by the Jewish Agency, olim flights will be landing in the next few days at Ben Gurion Airport bringing the final approximately 1,000 immigrants of the year 2010.
The new immigrants will be arriving from many countries including France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain, South Africa, USA, Canada Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, el Salvador, Spain, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Australia, Germany, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Some of the flights and the reception of the new immigrants are organized in cooperation with “Nefesh B’Nefesh” and the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption.
Immediately upon landing, the new immigrants will participate in the Jewish Agency’s “Aliyah on a Red Carpet” fair and will receive their Israeli ID cards. This is an innovative model of absorption providing under one roof a wide variety of services essential to the initial integration of olim in Israel.
Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky, said: “The new immigrants contribute to the strength of Israeli society and the strength of the connection between Jewish communities of the Diaspora and the State of Israel. Every new immigrant is a bridge linking his/her Diaspora community with their old-new land -- Israel.
On Wednesday December 22nd at 11:00, at the Renaissance Hotel in Jerusalem, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky accompanied by the chairman of the Knesset`s Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee Danny Danon MK will visit the Jewish Agency absorption fair, one day after 330 new immigrants from Gt. Britain, Australia, South Africa and Former Soviet Union landed. “Aliyah on a Red Carpet” provides new immigrants with a basket of services essential to their initial integration in Israel.
At 4:00pm, near the Western Wall, new immigrants from South Africa and Australia will receive their Israeli ID cards.