(JNS) The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is currently supporting the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod with bringing an unexpected wave in aliyah amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As global travel has ground to a halt over recent months, many in Israel were expecting a pause in immigration due to the COVID-19 threat.
The nation, however, is currently experiencing a surprising uptick in aliyah, as Jews worldwide are moving up plans to immigrate to a place they view as safer and better-positioned for economic recovery.
“Despite all the bad news we hear about the corona crisis, one of the positive stories is the surprising number of Jews looking for a way to come to Israel as soon as they can,” said ICEJ president Dr. Jürgen Bühler. “We are privileged to play a key part in this unique wave of aliyah, when a pandemic brought the world to a standstill, but it could not stop the Jews from coming home to Israel.”