78 Bnei Menashe Arrive in Israel

Photo courtesy Shavei Israel.

Photo courtesy Shavei Israel.

78 Bnei Menashe olim from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, which borders Burma and Bangladesh, arrived in Israel yesterday through the support of Shavei Israel.

Photo courtesy Shavei Israel.

Photo courtesy Shavei Israel.

They will be settled in Katzrin on the Golan Heights, which was the tribal patrimony of Manasseh in Biblical times. This is the first time that Shavei Israel is settling a group of Bnei Menashe on the Golan, some 2,700 years after their ancestors were exiled from the land.