According to statistics from the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, immigration to Israel in 2014 was at the highest it’s been in the past decade, particularly for Jews. Research shows that approximately 26,500 Jews immigrated to Israel in 2014, which made for a 30 percent increase from 2013. The largest groups of immigrants came from France and the Ukraine, which saw its immigrant numbers nearly triple.
In another particularly important statistic, it was revealed that the number of immigrants who immigrated to Israel from the “free world” was greater than the number of immigrants that were fleeing other countries in distress. It was the first time that this has occurred in the history of Israel.
Israeli officials say that this is a sign of the increasing attractiveness of Israel as a travel destination and as a place to live. More than half of the immigrants that came to Israel were younger than 35, with a significant portion of those people being between the ages of 18 and 34. This shows that young people seem to believe that Israel, despite some of its economic and military turmoil, is a country on the rise.
Among the people who moved to Israel were more than 1,000 people with degrees and experience in medicine, engineering and science, which is also extremely encouraging for Israel as a growing, developing nation.
These statistics are a symbol of hope for us at Curt Landry Ministries. As more people from around the world begin to recognize the potential in Israel and see it as a country worth living in and assisting, it is more likely that the country will be stabilized and that its poor and downtrodden citizens will receive the aid they need.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can help the mission of Curt Landry Ministries and provide some much-needed assistance to the people of Israel, we encourage you to contact us today for more information.