This week at the Tel Aviv airport: An Israeli decides to embrace minimalism amid a pandemic, and two American expats explain why they made aliyah
The Hebrew term for Jewish immigration to Israel, Aliyah is one of the basic tenets of Zionism.
Aliyah is enshrined in Israel’s Law of Return which states that any Jew has the right to immigrate to Israel and acquire Israeli citizenship.
A proposal pending final approval would significantly reduce the time required for mandatory FBI background checks of prospective immigrants to Israel
Immigration and Absorption Ministry wants extra $122 million annually over the next five years
Prof. Sergio DellaPergola says high unemployment rate, coupled with political discontent, could drive young Israelis away; challenges government’s rosy coronavirus aliyah forecasts
Thirty-four immigrants are third group to come since coronavirus struck
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Fewer than 500 Americans moved to Israel in January-June, official figures show, with total immigration down to 8,235 compared to 16,244 in same period last year
Herzog predicted Israel would see 250,000 new immigrants in the next few years, saying calls to the agency from English-speaking countries had increased 50 percent
There was a 20 percent decrease in the number of new 'olim' opting to live over the Green Line in Israeli settlements between 2015 and 2018
Exclusive Nefesh B’Nefesh Failed to Comply With Legal Requirements, Report Reveals, Risks Loss of State Funding
Israeli government authority warns aliyah organization it could lose state funding if it doesn’t get its house in order; NBN responds that audit was ’standard’ and majority of required revisions have already been implemented
Officials' projections, based on aliyah groups' estimates of a rise they link to coronavirus pandemic, are detached from reality
Forecasts presented by Pnina Tamano-Shata at Knesset committee differ substantially from those of Jewish Agency
Jewish Agency projects that number of immigrants is set to rise in 2021, but immigrants to Israel still face challenges in aliyah process because of COVID-19
The woman, in her eighties, was waiting for the results of a test before flying, but only heard she had tested positive upon landing in Israel
According to the Jewish Agency, immigration to Israel is down 36 percent in the first four months and 86 percent in April, stung by the coronavirus
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: A young couple explain why they left Ukraine for Israel, and a tour guide who is spending her coronavirus downtime volunteering with Palestinians who need medical care
Israel may have effectively shuttered for two months and required all arrivals to self-isolate for 14 days, but that didn’t stop these people from making aliyah. Next step? Furnishing the apartment
Their arrival comes days after the swearing in as immigration minister of Pnina Tamano-Shata, the first Ethiopian-born member of the Israeli cabinet
Among the complications is a criminal background check that has stymied the timelines of some who planned to come now despite the coronavirus pandemic
Nefesh B’Nefesh group says applications for aliyah from North American Jews are up 50 percent from 12 months ago
Plus, a Memorial Day to remember for South African immigrants in Ra'anana and Center Stage holds its inaugural international five-minute play festival online
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: A woman rushing to Rhode Island to be with her ill father, and another trying to figure out what to do after the coronavirus crisis ends
Three dozen immigrants from Belarus, scheduled to land on Sunday, were pre-approved for aliyah and will spend their first two weeks quarantined in designated hotels
Right now, Israel looks a lot safer than in New York, London or Paris. Does Israel have a moral duty to serve as a haven for Jews against the COVID-19 plague, and to welcome their bodies for burial here?
Jewish Agency says new olim will have to go to either absorption centers or special quarantine hotels; group of 22 Americans still on scheduled to make aliyah this May
What was a German officer who had been active in a nationalist anti-Semitic party doing in the Land of Israel on the eve of the outbreak of World War II?
Some 800 immigrants have arrived in the country since beginning of March – 500 of them from Russia; Jewish tourists in Israel can no longer change their status to immigrants
Aliyah and Coronavirus: 24 New Immigrants From U.S. Land in Israel, While Flight From Ethiopia Canceled
The first group of immigrants to arrive in Israel during the coronavirus outbreak lands safely and is sent to quarantine: ‘Complete strangers [left] piles of supplies stocked outside our door just waiting for us to come home’
Group, first to make aliyah since Covid-19 pandemic hit Israel last month, will have to go into self-quarantine for 14 days
Toast Tel Aviv will meet on Sunday for an evening of public-speaking practice in English, while 30 new immigrants will spend their first two weeks in Israel in self-quarantine