70 Years Since The Sailing of the "Exodus"   

on  19/09/2017 
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The story of the 'Exodus' is one of the most courageous chapters in the saga of the Aliyah of 3.5 million Jews who have immigrated to Israel, with the support of Keren Hayesod and its donors

​There is perhaps no greater symbol of the devotion of the Jewish people to their homeland than the heroic story of the "Exodus", which in 1947 sailed from France with 4,515 survivors of the Holocaust, who were desperate to come home to the Land of Israel.
Yet the trip to Israel, which was still under the rule of British authorities, was fraught with risks, not only because of the poor condition of the ship, but also because the passengers knew that they might be intercepted by British Navy that would bar their entry into the Land of Israel. Indeed that is what happened, 70 years ago.

The passengers on the "Exodus" managed to get a brief glimpse of the Promised Land before being deported back to Europe,
but other similar attempts to break the British blockade were successful. And Keren Heyesod, in keeping with its leadership role in support of aliyah and immigrant absorption for the future Jewish state, was there, providing funding and assistance.
The following year, the passengers from the Exodus were also finally allowed to immigrate freely to what was now an independent Jewish state. One of those passengers was Phruma Galant, whose future son Yoav now serves as construction and housing minister in the Israeli cabinet.

The story of the "Exodus" is one of the most courageous chapters in the saga of the Aliyah of 3.5 million Jews who have immigrated to Israel, with the support of Keren Hayesod and its donors..
Here is Phruma Galant’s story and the story of the "Exodus".

 
 

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