Jewish immigration to Israel has increased in one year by 13%, reaching almost 30 thousand people, most of whom had come from France, Ukraine and Russia, has estimated the specialized Agency.
Publication of statistical data is timed to the end of the year 5775 on the Jewish calendar. Start the new year followers of Judaism will celebrate on September 14-15.
"from information received, prepared by the Jewish Agency "Sokhnut" together with the Ministry of aliyah and immigrant absorption, 5775 Jewish year arrived in Israel 29, 5 thousand immigrants, 13% more 26 thousand who moved to 5774-m ", - is told in the message.
The largest sources of immigration began in France, whence came 7 350 thousand people - about 10% more than the year before, and Ukraine with a growth of 50% up to 6, 9 thousand. The number of immigrants from Russia grew by 23% and amounted to 5, 9 thousand people, estimates of the Ministry, noting that the story is about the preliminary figures. In General, former Soviet republics has attracted 14, 1, thousands of immigrants, and all Israel took visitors from 97 countries.
"The figures show a large increase in the number of immigrants and confirm the prediction that 2015 will be a record in over a decade. We expect that by the end of the secular year will reach a level of 30-35 thousand immigrants. Israel cannot miss this opportunity ", - said the Minister of aliyah (immigration and immigrants ' adaptation) ze'ev Elkin.