Jewish Immigration to Israel Jumps 31% This Year Despite Pandemic

JERUSALEM, Israel – Jewish immigration to Israel has already increased by 31% this year, according to new figures from the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration and The Jewish Agency.

So far, more than 20,300 Jews have immigrated or “made Aliyah” in 2021 – a significant increase from just 15,598 this time last year.

The pandemic has done little to stem the flow of new immigrants who are arriving in Israel every day. It’s done the opposite. Israel says it has seen a dramatic increase in immigration during the pandemic despite limitations on international travel.

“I am pleased by the tremendous increase in the number of olim (new immigrants) who decided to make Aliyah to Israel since the beginning of the year,” said Pnina Tamano-Shata, Minister of Aliyah and Integration. “We at the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration will continue to work to assist olim in the Aliyah and integration process in Israel.”

Wednesday, Oct. 13 marks Aliyah Day in Israel, which celebrates the more than 3,340,000 immigrants who have made the Jewish State their home since its founding in 1948.

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Source: CBN