Man Fulfills Ben Gurion's Aliyah Wish, 42 Years Later
Fifty-two North American Olim (Jewish immigrants to Israel) arrived Thursday on a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flight. Among them was Geoffrey Rogg, 70, who met David Ben-Gurion while working on an Israel fundraiser in 1969. While updating the former Israeli Prime Minister of his progress, Ben-Gurion’s first response to Geoffrey was, “Young man, all I want to know is when are you coming to live in Eretz Yisrael?"
Forty-two years later, Rogg answered Ben Gurion by landing in the airport named for him -- together with his wife Tzipora.
Also on board the flight was 23-year-old Genna Brand, who is the newest addition to Israel’s National Women’s Soccer champions, ASA Tel Aviv.