MK Ofir Sofer (Yamina) on Wednesday visited the offices of the Nefesh B'Nefesh organization and heard a comprehensive overview from the heads of the organization about its activities and ways of dealing with the challenges of the immigration and absorption in Israel of Jews from the Diaspora.
"As I said at the Aliyah Absorption Committee and at the Knesset plenum, and as the data show, there is a great desire by Jews to return home - to the State of Israel. It is necessary to prepare for a massive wave of Aliyah and even encourage it. Preparation means encouraging Aliyah, proper absorption in the country that includes housing, community needs and facilitation in finding jobs,” said Sofer.
Nefesh B'Nefesh executive vice president Zev Gershinsky said, "We were very pleased to present to MK Sofer the activities of the organization and to discuss the actions needed to prepare for the expected wave of Aliyah from North America.”
"We believe that by taking the right steps and recruiting all the relevant factors, we will be able to leverage this historic opportunity and welcome thousands of new Olim to the State of Israel," Gershinsky added.