In Major Reversal, Russian Speakers No Longer Majority Making Aliyah to Israel

Judy Maltz
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The composition of immigration to Israel has changed dramatically this year, with Russian speakers losing their long-standing majority to newcomers from other parts of the world, especially the United States and France.

Based on preliminary figures compiled by the Jewish Agency, immigrants from Russia and Ukraine accounted for less than 40 percent of total aliyah, or immigration, thus far this year. This follows an extended period during which they commanded a significant majority.

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