The Jewish Agency for Israel published its official year-end data on Aliyah during 2018. According to the figures, more than 29,600 people immigrated to Israel from around the world this year, compared with 28,220 new immigrants in 2017, a 5-percent increase year over year.
The country with the largest number of olim in 2018 was Russia, with approximately more than 10,500 immigrants, representing a 45-percent increase from last year. Also within the former Soviet Union, more than 6,500 people made Aliyah from Ukraine, a 9-percent decrease from 2017.
A total of 3,550 individuals immigrated to Israel from North America, similar to last year’s figure, according to data coordinated with Nefesh B’Nefesh.
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