Aliya from England rose 25 percent in 2015

January 13, 2016 00:34

774 UK Jews moved to Israel over the course of 2015.

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Aliya from England rose by twenty-five percent over 2015, the Jewish Chronicle reported on Tuesday.

Citing figures provided by the Jewish Agency, the British newspaper stated that 774 Jews moved to Israel over the course of 2015, up by 145 over the previous reporting period.

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According to the report, an average of around 500 people make the move every year.

However, a report issued in November by the London-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research showed that Israeli emigration to the UK surpassed British immigration to the Jewish state by three-to-two, offsetting any Israeli population gains caused by aliya.

Based on data from the 2011 British census and other sources, the think tank asserted that this “net migratory dividend for Britain’s Jewish community” actually contributed to keeping Jewish population levels there stable during the previous decade.

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