New immigrants arrive in Israel despite terror wave

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Sixty-five new immigrants from the United States and Canada arrived in Israel amid a wave of terror attacks.

The immigrants, or olim, who arrived on Wednesday hail from 13 states as well as Quebec. Five of the newcomers are volunteering to serve in the Israeli army.

“We are truly inspired that despite the extremely difficult times Israel is currently experiencing, olim are undeterred and are still making aliyah,” said Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, the executive director of Nefesh B’Nefesh, which promotes immigration to Israel. “They are coming not only with the desire to build their homes and lives in Israel, but to express that modern-day Zionism is thriving while displaying their deep responsibility towards the State of Israel and Jewish people.”

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