Joe Lieberman’s daughter moves to Israel
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Joe Lieberman’s daughter moves to Israel

Hana Lowenstein, husband and four children make aliya along with 230 others from 20 US states and Quebec aged 6 months to 80 years old

The Leopold family of Las Vegas meets Israel’s minister of aliyah and integration, Sofa Landver (c), after arriving on their aliyah charter flight with Nefesh B’Nefesh. (Shahar Azran)
The Leopold family of Las Vegas meets Israel’s minister of aliyah and integration, Sofa Landver (c), after arriving on their aliyah charter flight with Nefesh B’Nefesh. (Shahar Azran)

Over 230 new immigrants from North America arrived on a charter flight in Israel, including the daughter of former Sen. Joseph Lieberman and her family.

Hana Lowenstein, her husband and their four young children were on the flight that landed early Wednesday morning at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv. The group included 127 children.

Lieberman was the first Jewish candidate to run for vice president, when he ran on a ticket with Al Gore in 2000.

A welcoming ceremony was held at the airport.

“Each day that brings new olim to Israel is a joyous occasion, especially when there are 130 children on a single aliyah flight,” said Sofa Landver, Israel’s minister of aliyah and integration. “This is the future unfolding before us.”

She added: “These newcomers, together with the country’s veteran olim, are strengthening Israel’s resilience, economic development and society as a whole.”

The flight carrying new immigrants, olim in Hebrew, from 20 US states and Quebec in Canada was chartered by Nefesh B’Nefesh in cooperation with the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel and JNF-USA.

The new immigrants ranged in age from 6 months to 80 years old, and including 34 families, 18 singles, three sets of twins and 15 medical professionals.

Outgoing Jewish Agency head Nathan Sharansky (3rd left) and new chief Isaac Herzog (4th right) welcome new immigrants on a special ‘aliyah’ flight organized by the Jewish Agency, at Ben Gurion airport on July 23, 2018 (Jewish Agency Facebook page/Dudi Salem, Zoog Productions)

Some 600 new immigrants arrived in Israel on Monday and Tuesday from the United States, France, Russia, Argentina, Ukraine and Brazil.

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