Israelis and New Immigrants Celebrate New Holiday Yom HaAliyah

TEL AVIV – Hundreds of new immigrants and native Israelis celebrated the new holiday of Yom HaAliyah in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening. The day marks the profound impact that Aliyah – immigration to Israel – has had on the Jewish state since its founding. Although not yet an official public holiday, a grassroots movement led by Tel Aviv Internationals has succeeded in garnering support from members of Knesset across the political spectrum and a bill to give Yom HaAliyah legal status is well under way. “Aliyah is not only about our past, it’s about the future of the State of

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