Around 1,200 participants from three countries and 24 different Taglit-Birthright Israel groups descended on Israel yesterday. This is a record number of groups arriving on a single day during the organization’s winter season. Two of the groups were from Brazil and Argentina while the rest are from the US. Approximately 400 participants arrived at Ben Gurion Airport over a two-hour period during the afternoon.
34,000 young adults participated in Taglit-Birthright Israel programs during 2011 and 42,000 participants are expected during 2012.
image: Ofer Shimoni