February 20, 2009 / 26 Shevat 5769
Above: Welcome to Israel: Leah, Rachel, Yehoshua and Menashe Ben Yisrael, part of the 9-member family which arrived Thursday in Israel at Ben Gurion Airport in a special aliyah operation run by the Jewish Agency.
New arrivals from Yemen: The Ben Yisrael family from Raida, Yemen, arrive Thursday at Ben Gurion Airport in a special aliyah operation run by the Jewish Agency.
(From back right) Father of the family, Sayid, wife Simcha holding their youngest son, Efraim, eldest daughter Esther, (middle row from left), daughters Leah, Rachel and Mazal and boys Menashe (center) and Yehoshua.
Heads of the Jewish Agency, the United Jewish Communities and Keren Hayesod in Israel welcome the Ben Yisrael family as they arrive at Ben Gurion Airport Thursday from Yemen in a special aliyah operation run by the Jewish Agency.
Back row from left to right: Father Sayid Ben Yisrael, Jewish Agency Aliyah Department Chair Paula Edelstein, Jewish Agency Director-General Moshe Vidgor, Senior Vice President and Director-General UJC-Israel Becky Caspi, Simcha Ben Yisrael, Keren Hayesod Deputy Director-General Shaul Ravid, and Jewish Agency Aliyah Department Director Eli Cohen with the entire Ben Yisrael family.
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Photo Credit: Sasson Tiram / Jewish Agency for Israel