Aliyah rates from Western Europe increased by 35 pct in 2013, with 4,390 people immigrating to Israel from Western European countries as compared with 3,258 in 2012, shows data released by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israel Ministry of Immigration and Absorption.
2,185 Jews from France immigrated to Israel during the first nine months of 2013, a rise of 49 % compared to the same period of 2012 when 1469 French Jews made aliyah, figures released by the Jewish Agency for Israel show.
229 New Immigrants Land in Israel. Flight LY3004 from New York was not just another regular El Al flight. Its passengers were neither tourists visiting the holy land, nor were they Israelis returning from a trip abroad.