"Israel, since 1948, has been a place to go TO, a destination - not a point of departure". MV "Tel Aviv- In Israel, the number of emigrants exceeded the number of immigrants for the first time in 20 years, the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported. Many emigrants were recent arrivals who wanted to leave Israel again, the report said. In 2007, 14,400 immigrants are expected in Israel while 20,000 people are expected to leave the country, according to the report based on figures for the first months of 2007. The last time emigration exceeded immigration was in the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War and in 1983 and 1984 when inflation was high. Meanwhile the Maariv newspaper reported that approximately a quarter of the Israeli population was considering emigration. Almost half of the country's young people were thinking of leaving the country, the report said. Their reasons included dissatisfaction with the government, the education system, a lack of confidence in the political ruling class and concern over the security situation." http://stlouis.ujcfedweb.org/page.aspx?id=144274 Sometimes Morris, it is best to research a little before posting. Things are not always as we imagine or want them to be. The modern trend is that the ultra orthodox will stay [waiting for moshiach] and the older population along with most of the poorest will most likely remain in large numbers. The younger and better educated are far more likely to leave than stay long term. The net inflow is no longer positive and this will not likely change without a comprehensive peace settlement, which many have given up on.
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from the article: 'Lost Jews' video shows Israeli chutzpah towards Diaspora Jewry