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New report explores aliyah from UK

New report explores aliyah from UK

As part of JPR’s ongoing work to interpret the data from the 2011 UK Census, a new report examining aliyah from the UK was published in October 2013.

In addition to exploring the different ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors involved in British aliyah going back to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the report also examines the demographic and socio-economic profile of the immigrants and the impact their immigration has had on the Jewish populations of both Israel and Britain.

Some of the report’s key findings include:

  • Between 1948 and the end of 2011, Israel received 32,594 immigrants born in the United Kingdom; this represents one per cent of all immigrants to Israel.
  • In the population exchange between the UK and Israel, Israel is ‘winning’: according to Census data from the UK and Israel, 17,800 people born in Israel (Jews and non-Jews) permanently lived in England and Wales in 2011, while 21,000 British-born Jews permanently lived in Israel.
  • Among the immigrants to Israel from English-speaking countries, the number of immigrants from the UK is second highest after the United States.
  • The report calls for further research into the motivation behind aliyah to assist policy-makers, and suggests some practical ways in which this could be carried out.

    To download the report, click here

    01 Oct 2013 - New report explores aliyah from UK

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