150,000 immigrants have moved to J'lem since 1967

By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
October 28, 2007 15:17

More than 150,000 immigrants have moved to Jerusalem since the reunification of the capital in 1967, the city said Sunday. Last year, nearly 2500 new immigrants made the capital their home, or 13 percent of the total number of immigrants to Israel in 2006, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. The new immigrants who moved to Jerusalem last year included 794 Americans, 571 French, 349 from the CIS and 211 Britons. The statistics reflect a growing trend of native English and French speakers moving to the city, and a concomitant decrease in the number of Russian speakers coming to the city, the statistics showed. The city statistics were released ahead of a gala concert event planned for new immigrants in the city's International Convention Center on Monday evening.


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