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No more aliyah delays, British families are promised

    New immigrants arrive in Israel (Photo: The Jewish Agency for Israel)
    New immigrants arrive in Israel (Photo: The Jewish Agency for Israel)

    British Jews planning to make aliyah this summer have been told that there will be no more disruptions resulting from industrial action by Israeli Foreign Ministry staff.

    The Jewish Agency for Israel informed new immigrants that it has “found a temporary solution to the problem which will involve bringing the olim to Israel as tourists and changing their status in Israel”.

    Jewish Agency UK director Rael Goodman said the decision would mean an end to the disruption caused by the delay in issuing visas as a result of the strike.

    “They will make aliyah; they will reach their home on time; they will reach their job on time,” Mr Goodman said.

    He went on to deny that the industrial action had caused widespread problems for immigrants, claiming: “Anyone who wanted to make aliyah on their planned date did, with very few exceptions.

    “A handful of olim because of exceptions which are not in our hands, have been affected.”

    British families hoping to make aliyah this summer have complained about poor communication by the Jewish Agency. Mr Goodman acknowledged that there had been a delay in publicising the organisation’s plans to deal with the consequences of the industrial action.

    “This is what we’ve been doing from the start, but now we’ve announced it. Although there have been no complaints made to us, we thought we’d come out and say what we’re doing, that we have a solution,” he said.

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