In view of the growing wave of anti-Semitic terror in France, Israel’s kibbutz Movement is preparing to absorb 100 new immigrants as part of an emergency immigration to Israel in the immediate future. It also expects to receive hundreds of other immigrants in 3 next two months
The kibbutz Movement decided to reinforce the absorption programs that it operates year round such as “Kibbutz Ulpan”, “First Home in the Homeland” plan and other programs to absorb lone immigrant soldiers. A prominent example is the program “Kibbutz Ulpan” in which immigrants to Israel learn Hebrew for five month. It currently operates in 10 kibbutzim throughout the country and hosts groups of between 25 – 100 immigrants.
In addition to efforts to absorb new immigrants from France, the Kibbutz Movement is working to strengthen Jewish communities in that country and throughout Europe through emissaries of the movement’s youth movement (Working and Studying Youth, Hashomer Hatzair, immigrant camps, etc.) who are active in the Jewish communities on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
According to the Secretary General of the kibbutz movement, Eitan Broshi: “Dozens of kibbutzim across the country are willing and prepared for a massive absorption of thousands of immigrants if necessary. The kibbutz movement as a whole views the strengthening of ties with the Diaspora a national mission and works throughout the year to encourage Aliyah, aid in absorbing in Israel new immigrants and strengthening ties with Jewish communities abroad. In light of the horrific wave of terrorism and the increasing acts of anti-Semitism in France we see the need for intervention and are rushing to help absorb immigrants from France. “