Netanyahu: Diaspora Jews want to be part of Israel’s success story

Immigrants used to move to Israel because it was bad for them in their countries, now they come because it is good here, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday night at a festive event in Jerusalem marking the first time Israel celebrated its new national holiday, Aliya Day.

Addressing some 3,500 people at Jerusalem’s International Convention center, Netanyahu said that for the first time since the destruction of the Second Temple, Israel has the largest Jewish population in the world. “In the past, millions of Jews felt that they were in danger,” he said, whereas today Diaspora Jewry is drawn to Israel for its strength and success in hi-tech, innovation, science, economics, and the military.


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