147 French Jews Arrive in Israel on Fellowship Freedom Flight
The Fellowship | July 22, 2016
The Fellowship and our faithful friends continue to bring Jewish people to their historic and biblical homeland from all over the world. JP Updates’ Menachem Rephun reports on yesterday’s latest Fellowship Freedom Flight that brought 147 new olim (immigrants) to their new home in the Holy Land:
Almost 150 French Jews arrived at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport Thursday to start new lives in Israel, courtesy of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), as part of a push to encourage immigration to Israel.
There were 147 passengers aboard the flight, which is one of a series of missions spearheaded by the IFCJ to help French Jews immigrate to Israel. Jews have been leaving France en masse since 2015 in response to radical Islamic terror and anti-Semitism.
“The Fellowship and millions of Christian supporters of Israel stand shoulder to shoulder with the Jews of France, and we will do whatever we can to help any French Jew who seeks to build a new life in the Jewish homeland,” Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the Fellowship’s president and founder, said in a statement.
Since the start of 2016, the fellowship has helped more 2,000 Jews worldwide immigrate to Israel, from countries as diverse as Bolivia, Brazil, France, Uruguay, Venezuela, Turkey and Ukraine…