The British Jews who have moved to Israel because of rising anti-semitism at home

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Sarit and Ben Nessi live in a pleasant suburb of Zikhron Ya’akov, one of the earliest Zionist settlements in Israel. It dates back to 1882, when the Jewish émigrés set up their homes during the First Aliyah, the early wave of migration of thousands of Jews to their ancestral home.

In the Nessis’ tiny garden with its macadamia trees there are sandwiches and jugs of lemonade laid out on the table. In the distance, beyond all that, are the soft, tawny Carmel Mountains. Sarit has been explaining why they left the UK to come here in 2015. After living in Britain for most of their adult lives, they no longer felt safe, she says. “Here we’re much safer, much more secure.”

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