Photo Essay: From Four Corners On The Wings of Eagles
Arutz-7 photojournalist Josh Shamsi captures the excitement of hundreds of Jews moving to their ancestral homeland from all over the world.
By Ezra HaLevi
First Publish: 8/20/2006, 4:52 PM / Last Update: 8/17/2006, 2:03 PM
Waiting to welcome friends and relatives.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says moving to Israel is the greatest vote of confidence in the future of the State of Israel. Two of his own children live abroad.
After having Jews come to it for their Aliyah, a Torah Scroll finally comes on Aliyah itself.
The Canadian olim (Jewish immigrants to Israel) disembark.
Baby carriages are unloaded first for all the children arriving on the flight from JFK.
Kissing the homeland.
Battling the demographic threat.
All dressed up for Aliyah Day.
The British are coming!
A new olah strolls past IDF soldiers excited to see Jews choosing Israel.
The IDF choir sings HaTikva (The Hope), Israel's national anthem.
"You have inherited the land, now settle it and love it," Nefesh b'Nefesh co-founder Rabbi Yehoshua Fass says to the new olim.
The crowd of new immigrants applauds Nefesh b'Nefesh co-founders Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and Tony Gelbart.
An entertainer is on hand to cheer up the children after a long flight and during the many speeches by dignitaries.
"Sound the great shofar for our freedom, raise the banner of ingathering of our exiles and gather them together from the four corners of the earth..."
(Photos: Josh Shamsi, Arutz-7 Photojournalist)