A group of 125 future IDF soldiers at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in August 2013, before they depart for their Nefesh B’Nefesh aliyah flight. Credit: Shahar Azran.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) January 2014 saw a 6.7-percent rise in the number of new immigrants to Israel compared to the same month in 2013, data from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) shows.
A total of 1,218 immigrants arrived in Israel in January 2014, compared to 1,141 in January 2013.
According to the CBS statistics, the January 2014 numbers project to a total annual aliyah of 20,500 for 2014, compared to 19,200 in 2013 and 18,900 in 2012.