Diaspora Jews left Israel NIS 110 million (about $30 million) between January and September 2014. This sum includes the inheritance of a French Jew, who left the Jewish state as much as NIS 74 million. His only condition was to remain anonymous, Yediot Achronot reported.
This was not the highest inheritance received by Israel. Several years ago, the state got through the Administrator General’s Office a huge estate of more than NIS 200 million from one person, who had asked to donate his money to the establishment of a special rehabilitation hospital for disabled IDF veterans. The generous donor was Ignace Hellenberg, a French art dealer who died in 2004. Thanks to the activity of the Estates and Trusts Department in the Administrator General’s Office, which got in touch with the deceased while he was still alive, the Administrator General’s Office received part of his inheritance.