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U.S. Jewish Immigration to Israel on Rise

American Jewish immigration to Israel is on the rise again, with the number of people arriving this year expected to approach a 20-year-high, immigration officials said Tuesday.

In the first 10 months of the year, 2,240 Americans exercised their right to automatic Israeli citizenship, compared with 2,385 for the whole of 2003, the Jewish Agency, a quasi-governmental organization, said...

In the late 1960s and early 1970s — following Israel's military success in the 1967 Middle East War — between 6,000 and 8,000 Jewish Americans immigrated annually. The number plummeted following the 1973 war, when Israel was caught by surprise and suffered heavy casualties.

Officials at Tuesday's news conference cited various reasons for the resurgence, including success stories filtering home from earlier American immigrants, more work by American and Israeli Jewish organizations to encourage immigration, an expanded Israeli job market and the steep cost of U.S. universities.

Economist Pinchas Landau said the U.S. immigrants brought valuable education, professional experience and work ethics to Israel. "They are the creme de la creme of the most advanced society in the world," he said, adding that within their first year, 70 percent of the newcomers had found jobs.


Meanwhile, Jewish immigration from France — where anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise — has reached its highest level in more than three decades. The Jewish Agency said 2,236 French Jews immigrated between January and the end of October 2004, up from 1,860 during the same period in 2003 and higher than the full-year figure for any year since 1972 when 2,356 French immigrants arrived.

Tue Dec 14, 1:59 PM ET Middle East - AP, By STEVE WEIZMAN, Associated Press Writer
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&e=18&u=/ap/israel_immigration




15.12.04, ИЕРУСАЛИМ, АЕН (Хагай Пеэр) - Алия из США последних трех лет внесла самый значительный вклад в экономику Израиля за всю историю существования еврейского государства.

Об этом свидетельствуют данные исследования, проведенного Еврейским агентством и ассоциацией "Нефеш бе-Нефеш", занимающейся поддержкой репатриации из США и Канады. Каждый новый репатриант из Северной Америки приносит израильской экономике более 200 тысяч долларов.

87.5 тысяч составляют средства, сэкономленные на образовании нового гражданина страны, 75 тысяч средний репатриант привозит с собой и 60 тысяч сосставляет его профессиональный опыт. Средняя семья олим из США и Канады за первые 10 лет жизни в стране приносит ей около миллиона долларов капиталовложений и прибавленной стоимости.

Половина новых репатриантов 2004 года уже приобрела собственные дома в Израиле.
http://www.aen.ru/ru/story.php?id=tape&article=24427
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