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Birthday Party for 250 North American ‘Sabra’ Babies

The Nefesh B'Nefesh aliyah organization throws a birthday party for 250 “sabra” babies born to North American olim in the past year.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/8/2011, 8:57 AM

Quarter Of Israelis, Third Of Workforce Born Abroad

Data on olim presented as Knesset hosted 400 European Union members, among them former presidents and leaders.INN Staff, 2/8/2011, 3:17 PM

5,000th IDF Soldier to Convert to Judaism

The IDF remains a major impetus to conversion to Judaism, with the 5,000th conversion to take place soon.Maayana Miskin, 1/19/2011, 9:09 PM

Aliyah from Ethiopia Back after Delay

Immigration from Ethiopia resumes after a delay caused by chicken pox. More than 330 to arrive on midnight flights.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2011, 8:42 PM

2010 Aliyah ‘Up, Up and Away’

Aliyah – immigration to Israel – will have increased by 16 percent by the end of 2010, the second straight year of growth after years of declines.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/28/2010, 7:53 PM

New Immigrants Recieve Israeli ID Right after Landing in Israel

1000 new immigrants will be arriving during the next few weeks. The authorities are ready with a bureaucracy-free absorption process.Yoni Kempinski, 12/21/2010, 8:54 PM

New Efforts to Bring Iran’s ‘Wealthy Jewish Hostages’ to Israel

Nearly 76,000 Iranian Jews have moved to Israel, and government officials want the remaining 25,000 to follow. Many are "comfortable hostages.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/14/2010, 6:51 PM

Government Votes to Begin Final Ethiopian Aliyah

The government has voted to begin a final mass aliyah from Ethiopia, after which immigration from the country will end.Maayana Miskin, 11/14/2010, 7:41 PM

Official: Jewish Agency Has Not 'Abandoned Aliyah'

Reports of the demise of the Jewish Agency's Aliyah programs are highly exaggerated, says a senior spokesperson for the organization.David Lev, 10/28/2010, 5:55 PM

INN Investigation: Is Aliyah from America Being Shunted Aside?

An “aliyah revolution” is in the making, but according to many aliyah activists, it's a regressive one that will damage aliyah from North America.David Lev, 10/27/2010, 1:40 PM

Immigrant Researchers to be Honored

Immigrants who have excelled in research at The University of Ben Gurion will receive government awards next Tuesday. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/27/2010, 9:05 AM

Late Kabbalist, Jewish Org Team Up To Promote Aliyah

An innovative Jewish organization has teamed up with a late Jerusalem kabbalist to spread a long-hidden message of Aliyah to Israel.IsraelNN Staff, 10/13/2010, 2:08 PM

17,880 Made Israel Their Home in 5770

17,880 people made Aliyah (immigrated) to Israel in the Jewish year 5770.Maayana Miskin, 9/6/2010, 12:09 PM

‘Dr. Aliyah’ and the Rabbi Practice What They Preach

Dr. Rivkah Adler has been urging others for years to move to Israel. Nine years after a 9/11 “wake-up” call, she practices what she preaches. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/20/2010, 9:33 AM

Photo Essay: New Immigrants Fulfill Prophecy of Ingathering

A breath of fresh air breezed into Israel on the tail of an El Al plane on Wednesday, as 232 North American Jews made aliyah.Israel National News Staff, 7/8/2010, 1:05 AM

Sharansky Welcomes 95 Year-Old Newcomer to Israel

Jewish Agency chairman Sharansky greets a new 95-year-old resident of Israel and other new immigrants on the first summer Nefesh B'Nefesh flight.Yoni Kempinski, 7/8/2010, 1:05 AM

Peres Calls on Jews to Pray for Israel and ‘Come Home’

Peres, citing the international attempt to make Israel illegitimate, told the Jewish Agency, “We are a people with faith. It is time to pray.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/20/2010, 12:05 PM

IDF Soldiers Help Birthright Bring Jews to Israel

IDF soldiers – 40,000 of them – have taken part in Birthright tours that have brought 250,000 Jews to Israel, some of whom now are in the IDF.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/17/2010, 10:19 PM

Israel Unveils Benefits for Returning Citizens

Israelis who have left the country will soon have a number of new incentives to return, including tax breaks, education, and professional training.Maayana Miskin, 5/17/2010, 8:22 AM

MASA Grads: One Year in Israel Gives Meaning to Your Life

Hear participants of One-Year programs in Israel: "Everyone's so friendly here. Israel helps you see the world. I'll tell everyone to come visit."Yoni Kempinski, 5/5/2010, 1:49 PM

MASA Brings Diaspora Youth for the Israel Experience

The MASA Project held a conference for youths winding up their one-year experience in Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 5/5/2010, 12:07 AM

Aliyah Fair: Getting a Taste for Israel

Potential Immigrants received guidance at this weekend's MASA Aliyah Fair and Shabbaton, packed with lectures from Aliyah professionals.Derek Cling, Arutz Sheva TV, 4/26/2010, 10:52 PM

AACI – Blending into Israeli Society while Staying Anglo

A visit to the new AACI center, where North Americans meet to better acclimate to Israeli society while spending time with "people like them."Yoni Kempinski, 4/14/2010, 11:15 PM

Artist: 'Living in Israel Added Color to my Paintings'

Artist Geula Twerski talks about the connection between Aliyah and her paintings.Yoni Kempinski, 4/14/2010, 11:11 PM

'Sample Seder' for New Olim

Hundreds of new immigrants from Ethiopia are hosted for a sample Passover seder, their first ever.Maayana Miskin, 3/25/2010, 8:55 PM

Part 2: Aliyah Day Kicked Off in Knesset

Rabbi Berel Wein, MKs and others spoke at an Aliyah conference in the Knesset, sponsored by MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh). Call raised for Aliyah Day! Hillel Fendel, 3/16/2010, 5:36 PM

Video: The State and Government Must Call Jews to Come Home

Arutz Sheva TV attended the Aliya conference in the Knesset and spoke with participants about the Knesset's citing the importance of aliyah.Yoni Kempinski, 3/16/2010, 12:24 AM

Media Biased against Ethiopian Immigrants, Study Says

The media favor Soviet bloc immigrants and are biased against Ethiopians, according to a new Haifa University study.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/16/2010, 2:01 PM

Improvements in Absorption will Increase Immigration

Director of Jewish Agency Immigration and Absorption Dept: Improving absorption process is an essential goal; it will attract more immigrantsYoni Kempinski, 1/25/2010, 9:18 PM

Absorption Conference: Is there Internal Israeli Racism?

Dr. Zeev Hanin, Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Absorption: There are difficulties and struggles, but this is not racism.Yoni Kempinski, 1/25/2010, 8:20 PM

Canadian Girl ‘At Home’ as IDF Combat Soldier

Her mother is a Jamaican Jew, her father is an Israeli living in Canada and she is an IDF combat soldier. Welcome home, Pvt. Estelle Tabenkin. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/10/2010, 11:03 PM

Celebrating 40 Years of French Aliyah

At a special conference celebrating 40 years of Aliyah from France, there was talk of what makes these immigrants très spécial.Yoni Kempinski, 12/28/2009, 7:06 PM

Sharansky Preparing ‘Red Carpet' for Jews Moving to Israel

‘Aliyah,” [“moving up” to Israel] is soaring. The number of immigrants rose 17 percent this year, including some from Kenya, Japan and Taiwan. Yoni Kempinski, 12/27/2009, 6:52 PM

End of an Era: Arkia Breaks El Al Monopoly on New Immigrants

End of an era: El Al has lost its monopoly on flying immigrants to Israel, after Arkia wins the right to bring them from the Ukraine and France. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/1/2009, 3:51 PM

Video: 270 New Immigrants Enlist to IDF

November 2009 draft will include the enlistment of 270 new immigrants to the Israeli Defense Forces. Meet 4 Olim on their way in.Yoni Kempinski, 11/22/2009, 5:14 PM

Jewish Agency Withstands 'Economic Tsunami'

The Jewish Agency's spokesman tells IsraelNN it has withstood the"economic tsunami" and plans to increase aliyah and educational programs., 10/28/2009, 10:01 AM

US Billionaire Hollywood Producer to Make Aliyah

Israel soon will welcome a special immigrant –billionaire Hollywood film producer and Israeli-born Arnon Milchan, according to Globes.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/12/2009, 2:23 PM

One Million Olim from Russia Honored

The Jewish Agency held a special event for the immigrants and provided some brand-new "olim" with Israeli ID cards.Aharon Deutch, INN TV, 9/16/2009, 6:28 AM

600 New Israelis Arrive in Time for the New Year

In the week before Rosh Hashanah, 600 new immigrants are expected to arrive from the Commonwealth of Independent States.Maayana Miskin, 9/13/2009, 8:57 PM

Photo Essay: 204 New Immigrants Answer Call to 'Come Home'

More than 200 new Israelis arrived home Tuesday, including two who became engaged with the blessing of the entire crowd at Ben Gurion Airport.Hana Levi Julian, 9/8/2009, 10:09 PM

Video: Livni to Olim Singles: Sorry, I Am already Married

Kadima leader Tzipi Livni told 204 new olim, including 81 singles, she is married but not to worry: "Matchmaking is Israel's national hobby." Hana Levi Julian, 9/8/2009, 9:09 AM

Reaching Out to Lone Soldiers

A coalition of groups reaches out to help lone soldiers make the transition to civilian life.Aharon Deutch, IsraelNN TV, 9/6/2009, 10:28 PM

38 Immigrant Doctors on Fast Track to Absorption

A new program will give 38 doctors from the CIS a fast track to absorption in the Israeli workplace.Maayana Miskin, 9/4/2009, 12:09 PM

Meet the New Nefesh B'Nefesh Immigrants

As part of the reception ceremony at the Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday morning, Nefesh B'Nefesh interviewed some of the new olim (immigrants).IsraelNN Staff, 8/4/2009, 1:19 PM

Netanyahu, Sharansky Put Out Welcome Mat for Olim

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Natan Sharansky welcomed 238 new immigrants from North America in an emotional airport arrival Tuesday morning. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/4/2009, 7:08 AM

From USA to IDF: 55 New Immigrants to Fight for Israel

Fifty-five new immigrants from US and Canada will start their new lives “at home” by enlisting in the IDF.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/3/2009, 11:39 AM

‘Au Revoir’ to France and 'Shalom’ to Israel

More than 200 French Jews said “au revoir” to France and arrived in Israel Tuesday – after receiving a sendoff blessing from the chief rabbi.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/21/2009, 9:43 PM

Speak English? Make Aliyah and Teach in Israel

Do you speak English? Are you looking for work? Israel wants you! It is offering 14 months of training for new immigrants who qualify. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/9/2009, 11:54 AM

Feeling the Aliyah

This past Monday, July 6th, Israel welcomed Nefesh B'Nefesh's first Aliyah flight of 2009 at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Rachel Abrams, 7/8/2009, 3:15 PM

Israeli Economy a Draw for North American Immigrants

The ideological bottom line may remain the same, but those looking to Aliyah may finally have large financial incentives to cross the ocean. Rachel Abrams, 7/7/2009, 9:36 PM

Jewish Agency Launches 'Campus Aliyah Fellowship'

The Jewish Agency has launched an aliyah program for university students in an attempt to enable Jewish youth to come home right out of college.Malkah Fleisher, 7/6/2009, 3:14 PM

Sharansky Welcomes 75 New Immigrants from Ethiopia

Former Prisoner of Zion Natan Sharansky made his official debut as head of the Jewish Agency this week by welcoming new immigrants from Ethiopia. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/4/2009, 10:56 PM

100 New Arrivals in Israel; 3,000 to Come

100 new immigrants arrive in Israel Wednesday. More than 3,000 from the U.S., Canada and Britain plan to make Israel their home this summer.Maayana Miskin, 6/24/2009, 9:32 PM