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Israel Prepares for Increased Aliyah When Corona Plague Ends

The Diaspora Ministry said last weekend that Jewish communities are facing new challenges that were not present in previous decades. "Many are encountering a wave of the coronavirus plague that is afflicting large numbers of their elderly. It is our duty as the members of Israel's government to exercise full cooperation with agencies helping our brothers at this difficult time." The Diaspora Ministry has inaugurated the "Community Resilience" project, intended to assist community leaders in dealing with the crisis. A training course is currently taking place with the participation of community leaders from the USA, Spain, Germany, the UK, and France. Diaspora Ministry head, Tzipi Hotoveli, also said: "The corona crisis requires preparations for increased Aliya when the crisis has ended, and a program for meeting the needs of every group of immigrants. Even now, Aliyah to Israel continues and the State of Israel will always remain open to all Jews of the world." Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog said: "Jewish communities around the world are currently facing a huge crisis that, apart from the Holocaust, we have not seen in a hundred years. The Jewish Agency, together with the Israeli government and other administrations are working to help distressed communities; some in near collapse. We are constantly in touch with communities around the world, trying to understand the needs of each and every one of them. At the same time, we are preparing for increased Aliyah once the crisis is over, and continuation of the Jewish Agency's work around the world in a new and challenging time," he added. (VFI News)