By KTA Team |

Tיק Ministry of Aliyah and absorption reports that in the initial 11 months of 2023, Israel welcomed 44,372 immigrants, marking a notable decrease from the 74,714 recorded for the entire year of 2022.

The term “Aliyah,” which refers to the immigration of Jewish individuals to Israel, holds deep historical and cultural significance in the context of Jewish history and the establishment of the State of Israel. The substantial drop in immigration is attributed to the large wave triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the preceding year.

Breaking down the figures for 2023, a significant portion of the immigrants, totaling 36,000, originated from countries of the former Soviet Union. Additionally, 2,495 immigrants arrived from the United States and Canada, 1,178 from Ethiopia, 1,125 from Latin America, and 945 from France.

The diverse origins of these immigrants underscore the global nature of Aliyah, driven by factors such as anti-Semitism, economic opportunities, and geopolitical conflicts, as well as a spiritual and ideological connection to the historical and biblical roots of the Jewish people.

To support the process of Aliyah, Israel has established government ministries, including the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, which provides essential services to new immigrants. These services encompass housing support, language education, job placement, and cultural integration programs, contributing to the successful assimilation of newcomers into Israeli society.