Currently, the only regular flights to Israel fly from Frankfurt or New York, after the government shut down all commercial flights into Israel on January 25.
The flights will be available as free options for those whose flights were canceled after January 25.
“Antisemitism is not an abstract threat. It takes place in cities, counties, and towns all around the world. We must confront antisemitism where it takes place," Frankfurt Mayor Uwe Becker said.
The new program is named for Buber and his colleague Franz Rosenzweig, who together established the Free Jewish Teaching House in Frankfurt.
The rescue flights are meant for Israelis who were abroad when the decision to shut down the country's airport was made, as well as for Israeli patients who require medical treatment abroad.
Frankfurt is not cold or boring. On the contrary, there is much to remind you of the Old World long ago, along with much that “explains the success of postwar Germany.”
The new locations include Los Angeles, Miami, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Sofia and Kiev.
A new $58 million Jewish museum is preparing to showcase the Frank family’s deep attachment to a city they left in 1933, when Anne was 4 years old.
There are only about 6,600 Jews in the city of 753,000, but they have a political influence that other minority populations don’t. Fighting antisemitism is a city priority.
The excavation team is also hopeful of finding other relics such as coins and documents buried in the foundations.