Live: Netanyahu greets batch of Nefesh B'Nefesh olim

Record number 127 of 350 new olim brought on chartered plane in aliya group plan on enlisting in the IDF.

August 13, 2012 17:31
New Israel immigrants ready to join IDF

New Israel immigrants ready to join IDF 370. (photo credit: Shahar Azran)


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A batch of 350 new immigrants from Canada and the United States, among them a record number of 127 young men and women who are planning to enlist in the IDF, were set to arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday to start their aliya process.

In a special ceremony organized by Nefesh B'Nefesh, the North American immigrants will be greeted by a host of high-level Israeli dignitaries, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Minister of Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver and Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky.

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