Skip to comments.2013 aliya numbers
Posted on 01/12/2014 3:36:06 PM PST by Eleutheria5
The immigration of Diaspora Jews to Israel increased by seven percent in 2013 while North American aliya dropped by 11 percent, according to figures released by the Jewish Agency and the Immigrant Absorption Ministry on Sunday.
The overall increase was partially driven by a 63% increase in aliya from France, part of a 35% rise among Western European nations.
In total 19,200 Jews immigrated to Israel, a rise of 260 from the previous year.
While the official figures listed an 11% drop in aliya from North America with some 3,000 immigrants coming over the past year as opposed to 3,389 in 2012, Nefesh BNefesh, the private organization to which Israel has outsourced its aliya operations in the US and Canada, provided different numbers.
As of last week, Nefesh BNefesh has brought 3,400 olim from North America to Israel in 2013, an NBN spokesperson told The Jerusalem Post.
This number has pretty much remained the same as the previous year of 2012.
French aliya figures correlate with a spike in anti-Semitic attacks registered last year: A total of 614 recorded incidents that constituted a 58% increase from 2011. French participation in Israels Masa program, which sends Jewish students to study in Israel for periods of up to a year, rose by 25% in 2013, from 750 last year. 3,120 French Jews moved to Israel in 2013, up from 1,916 in 2012.
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If I were Jewish, I’d get the heck out of France and the U.K. as well. In both cases, because of the radicalized Muzzie populations of both countries. I’d hightail it to Israel as fast as I could.
Even if you’re not, Australia and New Zealand must be looking pretty attractive to some.
“Even if youre not, Australia and New Zealand must be looking pretty attractive to some.”
You got that right.