The month of April began with a new start for 250 Jews from Ukraine thanks to The Fellowship's faithful supporters. JNS tells us how these new Israelis landed in the Holy Land today aboard a Fellowship Freedom Flight, and some are ready to start new lives in southern Israel:
Around 250 new immigrants (olim) from Ukraine landed in Israel on Monday on a flight organized by International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. The flight was the sixth aliyah flight of the Fellowship since the beginning of the year.
Fifteen of the olim are moving to Israel’s Negev region and five to the Gaza periphery, a region that has dealt with renewed rocket attacks from Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
“The Fellowship’s first concern is to secure Jews from the threats and dangers of anti-Semitism, which is why we’re bringing them to Israel,” said the organization’s president, Yael Eckstein. “At the same time, we leave it up to the olim to decide for themselves where to settle in Israel. It is inspiring to us all that the passion and Zionism is so intense among some of them that they insist on moving to the Gaza periphery, and feel fully confident and excited to do so.”
Vladimir Levin and his wife are following in the path of their son and settling in Kibbutz Tze’elim, located in the Eshkol Regional Council, which borders the Gaza Strip. Levin said that like his son, he is not deterred from living there...