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Exhibition: Immigration and ingathering of the exiles

      The Law of Return: This piece of legislation, passed by Israel’s parliament on July 5, 1950, proclaimed the right of every Jew around the world to make aliyah - immigrate to Israel and gain citizenship.
      Page from the registrar of new immigrants
      A selection of foreign passports belonging to new immigrants from the period in which immigrants were required to exchange previous ID cards for their new Israeli ones
      This greeting card for the New Year (Rosh Hashanah) from a group of Jewish refugees from Kurdistan in an immigrant camp in Teheran was sent to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in September 1950 as part of a campaign to receive assistance in bringing them to Israel. Ink on parchment. Israel State Archives
      An album of drawings by the children of the Tirat HaCarmel transit camp presented to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion on the occasion of his visit
      Ethiopian immigrants in a military airplane on their way from Addis Ababa to Israel, 1991
      Classified telegram to Addis Ababa, sent from Jerusalem and containing orders for Operation Solomon, the covert transport of 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in just a day and a half
      Letter sent to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion from Yemenite immigrants Salem Awad Hassan of the Pardesiya transit camp (ma'abara), and Nissim Salem Awad of the Rosh Ha'ayin transit camp (ma'abara), describing their hardship in Israel
      Telegram sent by David Stern, the president of the Association of Contractors and Builders in Israel, to cabinet minister Moshe Arens, regarding a planned campaign to absorb Soviet Jewish immigrants.
      Appeal on behalf of Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Zion sent from MK Yitzhak Peretz to Prime Minister Shimon Peres, 9 July 1885 Israel State Archives
 
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