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Aliyah from the UK
32,594 Jews have migrated to Israel from the UK since the establishment of the state in 1948, constituting one per cent of all immigrants to the country in that period. But what impact has this had on Israel's population, and, equally importantly, on the British Jewish community? JPR's report on the subject, written in collaboration with Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, investigates.
Among several important findings, these newly-researched data show that aliyah rates from Britain in recent decades show a significant drop from the 1960s, '70s and '80s when they were at their highest. Nevertheless, they have picked up in recent years, raising questions about what is motivating new migrants - ideological conviction, religious passion, economic opportunity or antisemitism?
For the first time, the report also allows us to see where British Jewish immigrants to Israel settle within the country, and how migration rates from Britain compare with rates from other major centres of Jewish life in the diaspora - notably France, USA, and other English-speaking countries.
To download the report in full, click here.