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North American immigration to Israel spikes after 'year of COVID'

 

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New immigrants from North America arrive in Israel on a 'Group Aliyah Flight' sponsored by Nefesh B'Nefesh. August 14, 2019.

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Some 5,000 new immigrants from the United States and Canada are scheduled to immigrate to Israel by the end of 2021, according to new data published by the Nefesh B'Nefesh organization in conjunction with Israel's Aliyah and Integration Ministry, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael–Jewish National Fund USA.

Nefesh B'Nefesh has reported a spike in the number of immigration requests and files opened during the COVID pandemic. In 2020, the organization received 14,022 requests, compared to 4,582 in 2019.

Since January 2021, some 1,171 immigrants...



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