JERUSALEM, Israel – Two hundred and one new immigrants from Ukraine arrived in Israel on the 70th anniversary of the U.N. vote to partition British Mandate Palestine. That vote fulfilled biblical prophecy and paved the way the following year for Israel’s rebirth as a modern nation.
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) chartered the flight that would replant these families in the land of their forefathers.
Yael Eckstein, who serves as IFCJ’s senior vice president, told CBN News the ministry has brought more than 180,000 immigrants to Israel since the fall of the Soviet Union. She said the fellowship is the largest philanthropic organization in Israel.
To mark the partition plan’s anniversary, the new arrivals sported tee shirts with the names of the countries who voted for the plan. They make up the IFCJ’s largest group since it formed its own aliyah program in December 2014.
“Since then [December 2014] we’ve brought over 11,000 Jews to Israel,” Eckstein said. “The truth is we have, I think we have flights that land in Israel almost every single day from 27 countries… We don’t have a necessarily full flight but we bring olim every single day…it could be 20 people from Morocco or 15 people from Turkey or a few secret people from countries that I can’t even name in there.”
Asked about the prophetic significance, Eckstein replied, “It’s totally prophetic.”
“For 2,000 years the Jewish people wandered and were kicked out of country after country. What we’re seeing today is the fulfillment of prophecy – that the Jewish people have a state to come home to.”
Eckstein says the ministry is focusing on Jews living in increasing perilous situations who need help making aliyah. By year’s end, IFCJ hopes to bring some 5,000 Jews to Israel.
Prior to leaving Ukraine, the ministry sponsored a three-day seminar to help acquaint the new Israelis with the history of the country and information to help them absorb into their new home.
Read more at 70 Years after UN Partition, Prophecy Unfolding.