"Then they will know that I am the Lord their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind” (Ezekiel 39:28).
When the 74-year reign of Communism ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, the door to freedom opened for one of the most oppressed groups of people on earth -- Soviet Jews, who long had been denied permission to return to Israel, their biblical homeland.
With large-scale immigration finally possible, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews launched a new program, On Wings of Eagles, to transport these Jews on “freedom flights” to the Holy Land. To date, hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews have made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) through this initiative.
Through the years, the scope of On Wings of Eagles has expanded beyond the former Soviet Union to fund aliyah for Jews suffering the effects of poverty and anti-Semitism in Ethiopia, Arab lands, India, South America, and elsewhere. And, once they arrive in Israel, Wings also funds their klitah (resettlement) needs to help them become full, productive members of Israeli society.
For centuries, Jews dreamed they would one day return to their homeland of Israel. Today, this is taking place before our very eyes. By funding this “second exodus” of Jews from oppression to freedom, The Fellowship’s On Wings of Eagles supporters are showing their compassion and concern for the Jewish people, and helping fulfill the biblical prophecies that promise the return to Israel of Jewish exiles from “the four corners of the earth.”