Today marks the arrival of the latest Freedom Flight made possible by IFCJ and its faithful supporters. Israel Hayom reports on the 241 Ukrainian Jews who will now be able to make a new home in their biblical and historical homeland, Israel:
Among the newcomers are a couple, Roman and Victoria, who worked as electricians for Ukraine's state railway network. Their decision to take their two children and move to Israel was motivated by their experiences in recent years conducting repair work in combat zones around the city of Donetsk. They came under heavy shelling and were caught in the midst of exchanges of fire between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.
"The war made us realize that we had to make a decision about our future," Roman said before boarding the flight to Israel. "Because we are Jews, we felt it was natural to look for better lives in Israel."
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has organized and paid for 25 flights to Israel for Ukrainian Jews so far. Many of the immigrants are refugees from combat zones in Ukraine. In addition to suffering from the fighting itself, many also suffered from economic hardships brought on by the conflict...