Lifeline For The Aliyah From Hell

Year-old nonprofit offers helping hand for immigrants who feel abandoned by Israeli government.

06/21/2016 - 18:33
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — In the spring of 2014, LiAmi Lawrence boarded a plane in Los Angeles and moved to Israel. A PR professional and a former media director of the Israeli consulate, Lawrence, then 50, thought he knew enough about the country to ensure a successful aliyah.

In Israel, Olim are greeted with great fanfare, but some find that soon after arriving, government support dries up.Getty Images

Diaspora Encounters To Cherish

01/19/2015 - 19:00
Travel Writer

What does it mean for Jewish travel if everyone makes aliyah?

I ask this question rhetorically, of course. No matter how charged the rhetoric or how tense the security situation, some Jews will always feel a stronger pull to their native or adopted territory — to the brilliance of South African sunshine or, yes, the warm, crisp baguettes and tidy green parks of the Paris Marais. And the solidity of our American Jewish community is reassuring.

A corner in Paris’ heavily Jewish Marais neighborhood.

Sharansky: French Aliyah May Increase

01/10/2015 - 19:00

Paris — The slaying of four Jews at a Paris kosher market may cause a substantial increase in the number of Jews who will immigrate to Israel this year, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky said.

Israel Speeds Up Aliyah Procedures For Residents Of Eastern Ukraine

12/09/2014 - 19:00

Kiev, Ukraine — Israel implemented special procedures to speed up the immigration process for people with Jewish origins from Ukraine’s conflict zones.

In Face of Israel Flight Bans, Aliyah Persists

War bride, toddler twins, and over 200 others land in Tel Aviv hours before rocket attack one mile away.

07/22/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Ilana Barta, a 23-year-old from Teaneck, N.J., walked off the plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport Tuesday morning with her wedding dress in hand. Her fiancé, a 22-year-old from Efrat, is an officer in the Paratrooper unit currently on active duty in Gaza. Though she hasn’t heard from him since the ground operation began, their wedding is scheduled for Aug. 17.

Still arriving, despite the war in Gaza. Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh

Four Hundred French Immigrants To Arrive In Israel

07/15/2014 - 20:00

Some 400 new immigrants from France are scheduled to arrive in Israel, in the midst of rocket fire on their new home country.

Aliyah Up From France, Down From U.S.

11/25/2013 - 19:00

Jewish immigration from France to Israel has increased by 49 percent in the first nine months of 2013 compared to last year.

Aliyah Flight Brings 300 North Americans, Including 125 IDF Recruits

08/12/2013 - 20:00

More than 300 new immigrants from North America arrived in Israel, including 125 recruits to the Israeli army.

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