Rise in Russian, Turkish Immigration to Israel

(JTA) Immigration to Israel from Russia has increased in 2017 and has more than doubled from Turkey. 23,415 immigrants have come to Israel from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, the Jewish Agency for Israel reported. There was an 8% rise in immigration from the former Soviet Union, representing 13,192 individuals, including 5,661 from Russia and nearly 6,000 from Ukraine. This year more than 350 Turkish Jews came, compared to 164 in the same period last year.

2017-11-13 00:00:00

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