The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI, Hebrew: הסוכנות היהודית לארץ ישראל, HaSochnut HaYehudit L'Eretz Yisra'el, Sochnut) serves as the largest organization in charge of immigration and absorption of Jews from the Diaspora into Israel, and works with Jewish people inside and outside Israel to ensure the future of a connected, committed, global Jewish society with a strong Israel at its center.
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