The polling service, Étude IFOP, recently released findings of an extensive survey conducted amongst French Jews. Some 43%, the findings claim, are planning to make aliyah (immigrate) to Israel. In light of November’s massacre and ISIS’s subsequent threat, such a decision should come as no surprise. Yet according to Breaking Israel News, Étude IFOP conductedContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 | The final group of Yemenite Jewish immigrants landed in Israel Sunday night following a complex covert operation coordinated by the Jewish Agency for Israel, thus bringing the historic Yemenite aliyah to a close. Some 200 Jews have been secretly rescued from Yemen by the Jewish Agency in recent years, includingContinue Reading »
Friday, 5 February 2016 | Jews in France live in fear of Islamic terror but are not prepared to hide their faith, according to a recent comprehensive survey of France’s large Jewish community. Most French Jews define themselves as religious or traditional, according to the survey, and nearly 50 percent of young male Jews wearContinue Reading »
In the fall of 2015, Bridges for Peace was privileged to host over 100 people for our annual solidarity mission. As we traveled the country and met with Jewish people from all walks of life, we were encouraged to see how the presence of Christians in the Land during a time of rising violence broughtContinue Reading »
Thursday, 21 January 2016 | Over the past few years, terror attacks by religious extremists have become a growing reality for the people of France. 2015 was no different. The terror started early on, in January, with a mass shooting at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo offices. Then came the massacre at Hypercacher, aContinue Reading »
Friday, 19 June 2015 | The number of French Jews who have made, or are making aliyah [immigration] to Israel between January and August 2015, is 25% higher than that same period in 2014. The number of immigrants from France rose from 4,000 in 2014 to 5,100 in the same period in 2015. The numbersContinue Reading »
First youth aliyah group walking to Ein Harod (Photo: Kluger Zoltan/wikipedia.org) Packing up all the pieces of your life and moving to a new country is not easy. Yet, this is something Jewish people have been doing on a fairly regular basis since their exile from the Promised Land more than 2,000 years ago. InContinue Reading »
The study of biblical prophecy has been my daily bread. My father was an evangelist who specialized in the area of Israel and Bible prophecy. Every night of the week, my sister and I were in a church somewhere hearing our father expound on world events in the light of Bible prophecy. He would oftenContinue Reading »
New arrivals at Ben Gurion airport JERUSALEM – Ahead of Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year, set to take place later this week—data compiled by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption shows that some 24,800 new immigrants have arrived in Israel in the Jewish year 5774. This represents aContinue Reading »
Nefesh B’Nefesh group welcomes olim to Israel (file photo) Despite the escalating security situation in Israel, 64 new immigrants from the United States made aliyah Tuesday [July 8]. The new olim [Hebrew for someone who immigrates to Israel], ranging in age from eight months to 91 years old, arrived with Nefesh B’Nefesh in partnership withContinue Reading »
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