6000 new immigrants in Israel this summer

6,000 new immigrants arrived in Israel this summer, with more than 150 Naaleh students and 30 olim to arrive tomorrow from Ukraine.

Yoel Domb ,

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Some 6,000 new immigrants arrived in Israel over the course of the summer season. In addition, 155 Naaleh participants as well as more than 30 new olim will arrive at Ben Gurion airport on two flights tomorrow from the Ukraine.

Joining the new immigrants and Naaleh program participants on tomorrow's flight is Absorption Minister Sofa Landver. She has just completed a trip to the Ukraine, where she attended Aliyah fairs and met with prospective immigrants.

A ceremony in honor of the immigrants will take place in the Absorption Ministry's center at terminal 1 in Ben Gurion airport.

At the conclusion of the summer months the Absorption Ministry reports a very busy summer with some 6,000 new immigrants from a wide range of countries - chiefly from Russia, France, the US, Brazil, and Belarus.

The Ministry has prepared extra facilities both at Ben Gurion for the initial absorption of the immigrants and in the various absorption centers and local branches.