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Nearly 30,000 Jews Immigrated to Israel Since Last Independence Day

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Israeli passport for the 8,081,000 Israelis counted by the census at the start of 5774. Photo: WikiComamons.

An Israeli passport. Some 30,000 Jews immigrated to Israel since the last Independence Day. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Nearly 30,000 immigrants from over 90 countries arrived in Israel since Independence Day 2015, according to Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption statistics cited in Haaretz.

Nearly half of the 29,715 new arrivals came from the former Soviet Union, mainly Russia and Ukraine, the figures show. Around 7,054 French Jews moved to Israel in the same period, a record number.

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