New initiative to encourage European aliyah

A new aliyah agency tasked with persuading European Jews to move to Israel is under consideration.

The Joint Operation for Aliyah Promotion would be a joint initiative of the Israeli government and the institutions involved in aliyah and Europe: the Jewish Agency for Israel, the United Israel Appeal, the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish National Fund, according to the Jewish Agency.

JNF already has raised the money for the initiative, approximately $29 million over the next two years. — jta