For the second consecutive year France becomes the leader in the number of Jews who immigrated to Israel from 1 January to 1 December 2015, made aliyah in total 7.328 French citizens – 10% more than the same period last year (6.661).
All in all, 2014, have arrived in Israel 7.238 French Jews, said on Wednesday, December 23, publication JTA citing statistics about «Jewish Agency».
According to experts of the Jewish Agency on the growth of aliyah from France is affected by three main factors: the strengthening of anti-Semitic tendencies, the economic stagnation of the country and the strengthening ties of the Jewish community with Israel.
For the first 11 months of the current year in the Jewish state immigrated 6.000 citizens of Russia, which is 44% more than in the previous year, and 6.848 citizens of Ukraine. Last year, aliyah from this survivor of the revolution the country was 6.149 people.
In addition, this year in Israel 2.730 repatriated U.S. citizens – last year there were 2.940.