News Briefs

  Adar 10, 5769 , 06/03/09

US Recession Prompts Surge in Desire for Aliyah

The deepening recession in the United States has spurred a surge in interest of young Jewish couples wanting to “make aliyah” [move to Israel). The number of applications to the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization is double the usual rate, indicating there will be a further increase in new North American immigrants this year.

Israel Is Our Home (Yisrael Beiteinu) has insisted that a coalition government establish a new Cabinet post for aliyah, separate from the current Immigrant and Absorption ministry.

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