The number of North Americans emigrating to Israel increased by 13 percent in the month of July, as compared with a year ago, according to figures released today by the Israel Aliya Center for North America.
The center’s director, Dr. Aharon Kfir, reported that some 335 new immigrants from North America came to Israel during July as compared with 292 in the same month last year. The totals for July included 64 families and 108 individuals, with approximately 85 percent of them under age 45.
Kfir pointed out that the figures represented only those North Americans who emigrated with the help of Israel Aliya Centers in the United States and Canada. “They do not include those who made aliya without our assistance or those tourists who changed their visa status while in Israel.” The center is sponsored by the World Zionist Organization.
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