World Jewish News
1,000 new immigrants arrived in Israel, including 550 from France
The Jewish Agency for Israel brought 1,000 new immigrants from 17 countries to Israel last week, including 550 new olim from France, more than 100 from the United Kingdom, 60 from South Africa and 170 from South America.
Upon arriving in Israel, the new immigrants met with Israel’s President Shimon Peres and received all the initial absorption services – from opening a bank account to signing up for health insurance – at an event organized by the Jewish Agency.
They also received their new Israeli ID cards at a ceremony at the Western Wall.