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Jewish Agency to open aliyah stations along Ukraine border

Two Orthodox Jews are seen arriving at the Medyka pedestrian border crossing in eastern Poland, fleeing the conflict in their country, one day after Russia launched a military attack on its neighbor Ukraine, February 25, 2022. (Wojtek Radwanski/AFP)
Two Orthodox Jews are seen arriving at the Medyka pedestrian border crossing in eastern Poland, fleeing the conflict in their country, one day after Russia launched a military attack on its neighbor Ukraine, February 25, 2022. (Wojtek Radwanski/AFP)

The Jewish Agency announces it will open six aliyah processing stations at Ukrainian border crossings with four countries: Poland, Moldova, Romania, and Hungary.

The stations, operated alongside the Nativ conversion preparation organization and the Foreign Ministry, are aimed at assisting Ukrainian Jews fleeing the war-torn country to immigrate to Israel.

The agency says it has been operating from a central aliyah station in Lviv in Western Ukraine since the Russian invasion began, where several new immigrants to Israel crossed to Poland today.

The agency moved that station to the Polish side of the border earlier today, after Foreign Minister Yair Lapid ordered the evacuation of all diplomatic staff out of Ukraine.

The agency says it expects a significant wave of immigration to Israel, subject to eligibility granted by Nativ, amid the ongoing war.

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