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Immigration from the United Kingdom to Israel

Author(s): L. D. Staetsky, Marina Sheps & Jonathan Boyd
Date: 25 September 2013

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Jewish immigration to Israel - or aliyah in Hebrew - has played a key role in the formation of Israel's population, economy, culture and society. While only 1% of all Jewish immigrants to the country have come from the UK, they are part of a much larger demographic story which shows Israel's Jewish population growing while the population in the Jewish diaspora declines.

The report investigates the demographic and socio-economic profiles of recent immigrants from the UK, and looks at how their decision to live in Israel affects both the population of Israel and the Jewish population in Britain.

israel demography aliyah identity zionism uk