Bill To Institute ‘Aliya Day’ Passes Early Vote

Jewish new immigrant from France, Alexandra Schneider, who is making Aliyah (Immigration to Israel) is welcomed by Israelis waving national flags upon her arrival at Ben Gurion International airport on December 8, 2015 in Lod, about 15 kms east of Tel Aviv, during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

The Jerusalem Post reports: Legislation that would make the 10th of the Hebrew month of Nissan “Aliya Day” passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset Wednesday.

The bill would institute a day to mark immigration to Israel in schools, the IDF, the President’s Residence, a special cabinet meeting and the Knesset.

Several bills to that effect were proposed by MKs Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beytenu), Miki Zohar (Likud) and Avraham Neguise (Likud).

Read more at the Jerusalem Post


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