The love story between Israel and the Jewish community in Argentina reaches the stands as well. Ahead of tomorrow's World Cup semi-final, emissaries from the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization accompany the community members who flock to the field and those who prepare to watch the game together.
Tomorrow evening, the Israeli national under-20 team will play Uruguay in the semifinals of the World Cup held in Argentina, and the excitement surrounding the game is felt not only in Israel, but also among the Jewish community in Argentina. The love story between Israel and the Jews of Argentina has been alive and vibrant for many years, but now - the Israeli team's World Cup games bring this special connection to the stands as well.
According to the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish community in Argentina is the largest in Latin America, numbering about 180,000 people. It is a warm Zionist community with close ties with the State of Israel.
Gabi Glazman, head of delegation of the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization, notes that the excitement is felt not only in Buenos Aires but also in more distant communities. "The Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization work throughout the year to strengthen the connection between community members and the State of Israel through our Israeli emissaries who work in the Jewish community and through assisting immigrants arriving in Israel, bringing young people to Israel through Masa programs, activities in the field of informal education and more."
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According to Glazman, more than 70,<> immigrants from Argentina have immigrated to Israel with the help of the Jewish Agency since the establishment of the state, and many members of the community have relatives in Israel: "The excitement for the semi-finals is felt all over the country and many members of the community are organizing to come to the game from all corners of the country and those who were unable to buy tickets will hold a joint viewing with emissaries of the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization."
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