The number of Jews in Israel is 7.2 million—up from 7.08 million last year.

The event was attended by around 80 people from 35 countries, who make up Keren Hayesod's global leadership team.

More than 75 rabbis from Russia attended an emergency meeting held in Moscow on September 5th.

“These are all very powerful, very poignant and emotional stories. They are stories that are largely unknown to the larger world, including many in the Jewish community,” said AJC CEO David Harris.

Russian authorities call for the dissolution of Jewish Agency operations in the country

As part of this stage of the operation, 3,000 first-degree relatives of Ethiopian immigrants will be brought to Israel.