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        10/16/2013, Cheshvan 12, 5774

      Israel Approves Aliyah for 899 Bnei Menashe from India


      The government has approved the aliyah applications for 899 members of the Bnei Menashe Jewish community of India, the Shavei Israel organization announced on Wednesday. "On Sunday morning, the government of Israel unanimously passed a resolution allowing Shavei Israel to bring 899 Bnei Menashe from India to Israel," the group stated.

      "The government action means that Shavei Israel's planning for the next wave of Bnei Menashe aliyah, which we have reported on for you here over the past several months, is now kicking into high gear. In 2012 and 2013, we enabled 274 Bnei Menashe to immigrate to Israel and rejoin the Jewish people," Shavei Israel stated.