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Finally Free in the Holy Land

A new Fellowship Freedom Flight landed in Israel this morning, giving the 108 passengers on board an escape from war-torn Ukraine and a new start in the land of their spiritual forefathers.Yoel Razvozov, a member of Israel’s Knesset (parliament), traveled with this group and shared his impressions:"The many questions and the concerns that were presented to me, about what was awaiting them and about their first steps in Israel, brought me back 24 years to when my parents, my brother, and I were in this situation. We were also afraid and asked the same exact questions: How long does it take to learn the language? How is the education system? And how much time after making aliyah [immigrating to Israel] will I be able to integrate into the job market?"We are grateful he was there to be a reassuring presence to the brand-new Israelis, as were members of the Israel Defense Forces, who welcomed the group at Ben-Gurion Airport with Israeli flags, balloons, and warm greetings.As Razvozov shared on his Facebook page, “The olim [immigrants] bring with them an amazing contribution to the development of the state from the aspect of economics and culture. It is important that we know how to embrace the new olim, treat them with patience, and most importantly, that we give them the feeling that they belong to the people of Israel.”Thanks to your faithful generosity, The Fellowship is there to do just that – offering support and guidance as these new Israelis make this huge transition, as well as the encouraging knowledge that they are not alone. Check out more photos from this life-changing aliyah.

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