What's so great about this? Most of the olim from the former Soviet Union are not even Jewish. Often one elderly Jew will bring his family, most of whom are not Jewish. The younger ones will eventually leave for the US, Canada, Germany, Australia, etc. Only the old Jew will be left in Israel with no one to take care of him/her and he becomes a burden on Social Services, Bituach Leumi, etc. I know many of these cases. Also, the Falash Mura from Ethiopia convert to Judaism only to escape from the poverty and hunger in their home country. Once they get to Israel, they return to practicing Xtianity. South American aliyah also has a lot of non-Jews. The whole story is not so wonderful. By the way, I made aliyah from the US many years ago, and love my life here. I only want Israel to remain a Jewish country and am against bringing non-Jews here.
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from the article: Immigration to Israel hits 16,244, highest jump in 10 years