UKRAINE - Over 15,000 Ukrainians Arrived in Israel

Arno Froese

Ahead of the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Israeli officials reported that in the last year, 15,000 Ukrainian Jews have immigrated to Israel.

The numbers were based on figures provided by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption, and by the Jewish Agency, a quasi-governmental agency which facilitates Jewish immigration.

After Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, the Ministry of Immigration and Jewish Agency launched a “Coming Home” operation, setting up emergency centers at border crossings. Ukrainian men of fighting age have not been allowed to leave the country.

Over 70,000 immigrants arrived in Israel in 2022, the highest figure in 23 years and more than double the number from last year. According to the Jewish Agency, almost three-quarters of 2022’s immigrants came from either Russia, Ukraine or Belarus.

Shortly before the invasion, Israeli officials assessed that around 75,000 Jews in Ukraine would qualify for Israeli citizenship through the Law of Return. The largest concentrations of Jews are in and around the cities of Kyiv, Odessa, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk., 21 February 2023

Arno's Commentary

The Jews are coming home. They have done so for the past 140 years, and they will continue to do so until the prophetic Word is fulfilled. Here again we quote Ezekiel 34:13: “And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.”

Interesting are the words “Coming Home.” That’s the title of the last book planned by this writer in conjunction with Wilfred Hahn, Dr. Ron Bigalke, and Dieter Steiger.

Yes, friends, we are coming home, sooner or later. 
I’ve wandered far away from God,
Now I’m coming home;
The paths of sin too long I’ve trod,
Lord, I’m coming home.
Coming home, coming home,
Nevermore to roam;
Open wide Thine arms of love;
Lord, I’m coming home.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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