Jewish Agency: Aliya increases for second year running

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
September 5, 2010 13:02

Some 17,880 olim arrived in Israel during the Hebrew year 5770, an increase of 2,700 people from the year before, according to data released by the Jewish Agency on Saturday.

The biggest rise in numbers came from immigrants from the former Soviet Union: This year 7,340 people moved from CIS countries to Israel in comparison to 6,340 the previous year. 

The number of olim from English-speaking countries stayed roughly the same. Over the last 12 month period 5,130 people came from North America, the U.K., South Africa and Australia as opposed to 5,030 the year before.


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