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Israel Welcomes 221 North American Immigrants


JERUSALEM, Israel -- More than 200 North American  olim (immigrants) arrived in Israel Tuesday morning. 

Israeli Immigration and Absorption Minister Zeev Elkin greeted the charter flight carrying 221 new arrivals from the United States and Canada at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport.

According to Nefesh B'Nefesh, 32 families and 53 singles make up the state's newest citizens. By summer's end there should be approximately 2,000 new arrivals, half the total 4,000 expected by year's end.

Nefesh B'Nefesh, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemet l'Yisrael, Jewish National Fund USA, and Israel's Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption Ministry worked together to bring the 32 families and 53 singles on Tuesday's flight.

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