Israeli immigration minister visits Ukraine to boost ‘aliyah’


Assessment: Since the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948, more than 3 million Jews have made aliyah. Bible prophecy calls for rising anti-Semitism around the world as we near the end of the age …

Israeli Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata visited the Israeli field hospital in Mostyska on Thursday, together with a delegation of Jewish Agency and Keren Hayesod leaders.

Tamano-Shata and the delegation landed in Poland on Wednesday, where it met with Jewish refugees from Ukraine who are immigrating to Israel, according to the Jewish Agency.

The purpose of the trip is to formulate new ways to rescue Jews from the war-torn region, and also to “strengthen the cooperation and coordination between the various bodies operating abroad and in Israel in order to promote efficient absorption of olim (“new immigrants”) in Israel upon their arrival,” according to the Jewish Agency.

“then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer.” Ezekiel 39:28

First Flights of Ukrainian Jewish Immigrants Imminent | The Jewish Agency

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“It’s been overwhelming seeing the tremendous rescue and relief work our staff and volunteers are doing on the ground,” said Michael Siegal, chairman of the Jewish Agency’s Board of Directors. “Rescuing refugees, providing them with shelter, and then making aliyah possible for them is a multipronged process relying on many moving parts. I’m extremely proud of the efforts made by our Jewish Agency team who have been working around the clock since day one of this dreadful war to save Jewish lives.”

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, as many yas 30,000 calls have been received at the Jewish Agency hotline, 400 rescue buses have been organized out of Ukraine, more than 70  aliyah flights have landed in Israel and the Agency has processed more than 10,000 olim from Ukraine and Russia, according to the statement.