Whereas the Jewish Agency, in accordance with its covenant with the Government of Israel is actively engaged in encouraging and promoting aliyah from countries around the world, including North and South America, Western Europe, South Africa and Australia, and
Whereas the Jewish Agency is experiencing increased interest amongst Jews from Western communities to make "Aliyah by Choice", and
Whereas the Jewish Agency encourages the Government of Israel to support such activities, and provide olim benefits and incentives to make Aliyah including extending the "Aliyah Basket" to all olim from the west, and
Whereas the Government of Israel has recently passed legislation that will significantly change and alter the tax benefits and exemptions available to olim,
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency calls upon the Government of Israel to continue its call and support for increased aliyah so as to provide the Jewish people the opportunity to fulfill their role in up-building the State of Israel and contribute to its well being, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Jewish Agency calls on the Government of Israel to act to abolish legislation which imposes tax in Israel on foreign source income of olim.