A new flight bearing 57 new immigrants from the former Soviet Union arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday morning, the latest in the ongoing efforts of organizations involved in aliyah to keep new olim coming despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flight was organized by the Jewish Agency and paid for by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, a pro-Israel Evangelical organization, which has helped bring approximately 1,000 new immigrants to the country since February and the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Israel.

The new arrivals came from across the countries of the former Soviet bloc, and in total took nine connecting flights, before embarking on the final leg of their journey to Israel.

They will need to remain in quarantine for 14 days due to COVID-19 restrictions on all those entering the country.

Immigrants assisted by the ICEJ have come from Ethiopia and the countries of the former Soviet Union on 85 flights, including connecting flights.

“The coronavirus pandemic has brought much suffering and negative headlines all over the world, but one of the positive stories coming out of this crisis is the surprising surge in aliyah, as many Jewish families are seeking a way to reach Israel as soon as possible,” said ICEJ president Dr. Jürgen Bühler.

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