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Despite Strict Airport Closure, Aliyah to Israel Persists

February 26, 2021
Fellowship Freedom Flights carrying 150 olim (immigrants) from Ukraine arrived in Israel despite the nation’s closure of its airports and land borders.

Fact Sheet


Elderly woman wearing white headscarf and shawl waves flag of Israel standing in front of an airplane
The Fellowship has supported aliyah for decades. Since the organization’s founding in 1983, The Fellowship has helped more than 760,000 Jews find the promise of new life in Israel. Once in Israel, these olim (immigrants) are given the chance - some for the first time in their lives - to live freely as Jews.

Photos


Young girl smiling and waving the Israeli flag as she walks off of the airplane.
Ukrainian Refugee Flight 2022 - Photo: Guy Yechiely
Yael Eckstein holding the hand of an elderly woman to help her down the stairs on the jetway
Flight of olim from Ukraine to Israel February 21, 2022 - Photo: Ilan Assayag
Group of olim standing on tarmac with hands raised and holding flag of Israel
Freedom Flight 2021 from Argentina and Brazil - Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv
Elderly woman kisses the ground on the tarmac at the bottom of the jetway
French Freedom Flight, August 3, 2020 at Ben Gurion Airport - Photo: Olivier Fitoussi
Minister of Aliyah and Klitah Pnina Tamano-Shata and Yael Eckstein stand at the bottom of the jetway holding flag of Israel
Freedom Flight from Ukraine, October 26, 2020 - Photo: Olivier Fitoussi
Adult man with yarmulke and flag of Israel kneels to kiss the ground
Ethiopian Fellowship Freedom Flight, December 22, 2020 - Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv
Elderly woman wearing white headscarf and shawl waves flag of Israel standing in front of an airplane
Ethiopian Fellowship Freedom Flight, December 22, 2020 - Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv
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