Birthright breaks record as 1,600 participants arrive in one day

Taglit-Birthright Israel trip participants with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Taglit-Birthright Israel.

( The Taglit-Birthright Israel program broke its own record with 39 groups, totaling 1,600 Jewish young adults from across the globe, landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday.

Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau and Taglit-Birthright CEO Gidi Mark attended a ceremony for the trip participants, who came from Australia, Argentina, Russia, the United States, Germany, and Canada, Israel Hayom reported. The participants join the list of more than 350,000 young adults from 64 countries to have taken the free 10-day trips to Israel.

Posted on December 31, 2013 .