23 Nov Moving videos of Bnei Menashe with Interior Minister of Israel
Every #OperationMenashe flight is an exciting moment – for both the new immigrants and those waiting to greet them. This year, Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri came to Ben-Gurion Airport to give his personal blessing for their aliyah. Here’s a video of Minister Deri’s speech. “I promise that we will make all of you feel at home. Our heart is big enough and has room for each of you.”
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri got an earful – of song! – when he greeted the Bnei Menashe immigrants who arrived in Israel last week. In this one-of-a-kind video, you can see that Deri is quite simply amazed as the Bnei Menashe break out in a rousing rendition of Ka Thangnge – the community’s song of longing for Zion.
“Shema Israel” – it’s one of the first things a Jew says upon waking. And that’s what the 80 Bnei Menashe who made aliyah last week essentially did, when they “woke up” as new Israeli citizens in the immigration hall at Ben-Gurion Airport. Here’s a video of that moving moment, in the presence of Interior Minister Deri.