A chartered flight of 210 new immigrants from North America landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport Tuesday morning. The immigrants, Jews who are making Aliyah (moving to Israel), were greeted by throngs of friends, family, VIPs and Aliyah enthusiasts. Among the current arrivals are 21 young people preparing to join the IDF.
In addition to the NBN flights from North America and Britain, two chartered planes brought 600 olim from France in July. It was the largest arrival of French Jews immigrating to the Jewish State in decades. The flights, coordinated to arrive simultaneously from Paris and Marseilles, were organized by the AMI (Aliyah et Meilleure Integration) and the Jewish Agency. AMI is a French Aliyah assistance organization modeled after Nefesh B'Nefesh. Hear the director of AMI speak on Israel National Radio.