Tuesday, 02 March 2021
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Israel Immigration Figures

2001 - 2016


For the first time, The Ministry of Immigrant Absorption recently released data indicating which cities absorbed the most olim, as follows:

olim figures

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According to the data:

  • 34,000 olim have made Jerusalem their new home
  • 27,000 immigrants moved to Tel Aviv, of which 8,800 came from former Soviet Union, 5,200 from France, and 4,400 from the US.
  • Just less than 10,000 olim from Russia and a similar number from France chose Netanya as their Aliyah destination.
  • 21,000 olim moved to Haifa
  • 3,200 olim moved to Eilat, mostly from France
  • Modi'in-Maccabim-Reut took in 1,300 olim from the US
  • 1,000 Argentinians moved to Be'er Sheva
  • Ashdod, Ashkelon, Bat Yam, Petach Tikva, Rishon LeZion and Beit Shemesh are popular too.
  • Kfar Saba absorbed hundreds of Ethiopians
  • And lastly, Raanana still remains a popular destination with the Anglo and French speaking communities.


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