Daily Israel Report

New Record: 104 Soldiers Make Aliyah in One Flight

The IDF is to get 104 new soldiers on a single aliyah flight; 120 children to arrive on same plane.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 8/14/2011, 6:37 PM

Aliyah
Aliyah
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More than 100 new IDF recruits are to arrive on a single aliyah (immigration) flight to Israel, setting a new record. The flight, sponsored by Friends of the IDF (FIDF), is to arrive Tuesday.

In total, the flight will hold 360 new immigrants from north America, including 133 singles and 120 children.

The flight is just one of several planned Nefesh B'Nefesh aliyah flights this summer. The organization is set to bring 2,500 people to Israel this summer.

Several political leaders are expected to greet Tuesday's flight. In addition, IDF Brigadier-General Eli Shermayster, head of the Education and Youth Corps, will be at Ben Gurion Airport to greet the new arrivals.

While those who wish to greet the flight must register in advance, a live feed of the immigrants' arrival will be available online.