Some 300 Jewish immigrants from Ukraine are expected to arrive in Israel on Sunday as part of a joint operation led by the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

The new immigrants are coming on three separate flights from Warsaw, Moldova and Romania and will include 100 orphans from Lasi.

They will be met at the airport by Minister of Aliyah and Integration Pnina Tamano-Shata, acting Jewish Agency chairman Yaakov Hagoel, and Fellowship president and CEO Yael Eckstein. Their emergency immigration was funded by the Jewish Federations of North America, Keren Hayesod and individual donors from around the world.

The Ministry of Aliyah and Integration will provide each immigrant with an extended benefits package and will arrange temporary housing in hotels across the country.


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