The number of Israelis leaving home for the Diaspora declined to a 40-year low, & many “yordim” (emigrants) – are returning Home.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
The number of Israelis leaving home for the Diaspora declined to a 40-year low, and many “yordim” – emigrants – are returning.
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) released data for 2010, the latest period available, and said that the number of Israelis who left the country to live elsewhere was 15,600, 300 fewer than in 2009. Most of the emigrants are from Europe, and only 23 percent are American.
After taking into account new immigrants, the figure for net emigration was only 5,400, which is slightly more than in 2009. Continue Reading »