While Australia's Jewish communities typically mark Lag Ba'omer with parades, these plans were canceled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
'We have been very clear on from the beginning that no tracking app provides a silver bullet'
Foreign Minister Israel Katz said “this once again proves the Foreign Ministry will do all it can to bring back every Israel that wants to return. That is the value of mutual responsibility.”
The direct flight was the longest in the history of Israeli aviation, taking 17 hours and 20 minutes, having taken off in Melbourne and landing at Ben-Gurion.
The two countries are the places in which there are the most Israelis seeking to return to Israel as more flights around the world are canceled.
Brenton Tarrant, who appeared by video link, admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act.
"We live it day in and day out," she told Reuters, holding back tears as she explained she could not bring herself to enter the mosque.
The word “Heil” was also painted nearby.
According to the World Jewish Congress, about 6,500 Jews live in New Zealand.