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David Movsesyan

Relieved to be in Israel

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5 Jun 2020
David Movsesyan

David Movsesyan, 34, a new arrival to Israel, knew of his family’s Jewish heritage from a young age but he only discovered in 2017 while browsing the Internet that he could move to Israel. As he collected documents to prove his Jewishness, he learned the history of his own family and now has photo albums and mementos that will preserve their memories.

“Right now, I’m sitting in quarantine in a hotel,” he said. “But I already feel a deep connection with Israel and I’m starting life anew here. I want to try something new, like a new profession, and I have a lot of dreams.”

David thanked the Jewish Agency and all the Christians who helped him make Aliyah, adding: “For the first time in my life, I feel that the state is taking care of me.”

Aliyah Needs for Next Week

The Christian Embassy will be sponsoring another aliyah ‘evacuation flight’ next week from the FSU, and we are aware of one particular family of five that needs rescuing from a very dire situation developing in a city well above the Arctic Circle. Connecting flights have already been arranged to bring the father, mother and three small children out of a closed disaster area and all the way to Israel.

“Our assistance for these families at this time is crucial, otherwise they would be left in limbo – without a home or income – and dependent on the charity of others in a time of economic crisis” explained Nicole Yoder, ICEJ Vice President for Aid & Aliyah. “Once they land in Israel, we are able to help provide for their basic needs during their first two weeks of quarantine until their government absorption benefits start and they can begin building a new life in the land.”


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