Immigration to Israel from North America and France rose in 2005, according to the Jewish Agency for Israel. Some 3,052 people moved to Israel from North America, an increase from 2,640 in 2004, and 2,980 came from France, a rise from 2,415 the year before. Overall, an estimated 23,000 immigrants will arrive before Dec. 31, a slight increase from 2004.
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