Israel to allocate NIS 90m for immigrants fleeing Russia

Published date28 September 2022
Publication titleGlobes (Rishon LeZion, Israel)
At a meeting today senior officials from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Jewish Agency for Israel said that there has been a huge rise in the number of Russian Jews that already hold papers to immigrate to Israel and in applications for immigration papers

On the other hand, there are major obstacles to bringing these immigrants to Israel, which will require creative solutions, including the sharp rise in air fares between Russia and Israel, and the limited number of El Al flights on routes from Russia to Tel Aviv.

The government is examining options for additional flights or alternatively bringing to Israel via a third country with a common border to Russia such as Azerbaijan or Georgia, which still have scheduled flights to Israel.

The plan for the Russian immigrants includes solutions for housing, employment, health services, education and more.

Tamano-Shata said, "The State of Israel serves as a safe haven for every Jew in the world including the Jews of Russia. We will make sure that all...

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