The Lesson of Nefesh B'Nefesh: Israel Urgently Needs a New Policy on Immigration and Citizenship

While it started out a decade ago with good and timely ideas for bringing Western immigrants to Israel, the organization has increasingly come to resemble the complacent Jewish Agency, which it replaced.

Haaretz's investigation on the affairs of Nefesh B'Nefesh (NBN) and the privatization of immigration from North America and Britain brings into sharp focus the often conflicting roles of government, and national and private organizations that are involved in the aliyah business and maintaining Israel's connection with the Jewish Diaspora.