ADVERTISING
 
Monday, February 18   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Bible literacy
How often do you read the Bible?







SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Official data
 

More than 30,000 Jews migrated to Israel in 2015

France, Ukraine and Russia are the top three countries of origin. Terrorist attacks and anti-semitism in Europe could be main reasons of increase, say experts.

AUTHOR Evangelical Focus JERUSALEM 25 JANUARY 2016 10:19 h GMT+1
israel, airplane, ei ai, immigration, A plane of EI AI, the Israeli national airline. / EI AI

More than 30,000 Jews from across the world immigrated to Israel in 2015, a record in the last decade.



Some experts say these increase is due to anti-semitism acts happening in several European countries.



The Immigration Ministry published the data, saying the number of inmigrants was a 10% higher than in the previous year, and a record since 2003.



The Israeli legislation stipulates that any person with at least one Jewish grandparent can find shelter under the ‘Law of Return’ (approved in 1950), which gives Israeli citizenship and the right to live in the country.



 



BY COUNTRIES



France was the country from which most immigrants arrived to Israel this year: 7.900. Experts in Israel said the reason was the wave of terrorist attacks, some of them against Jews, in the years. A school in Toulouse (2012) and the Kosher supermarket in Paris (January 2015), among them.



Ukraine, 7,000, is the second country from which most migrants went to Israel and Russia was the third, 6,600.



 



AUTHORITIES ENCOURAGE “MASSIVE IMMIGRATION”



In Februrary, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following the shooting outside a Copenhagen synagogue that killed a Danish Jew.



The government discussed a $46M plan to encourage Jewish immigration from France, Belgium and Ukraine. “This wave of attacks is expected to continue”, Netanyahu said. “Jews deserve security in every country, but we say to our Jewish brothers and sisters, Israel is your home.”


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - More than 30,000 Jews migrated to Israel in 2015
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
VIDEO Video
 
In the workshop of cartoonist Alain Auderset In the workshop of cartoonist Alain Auderset

The Swiss-Spanish artist and Evangelical Focus author speaks about how he relates work and faith.

 
Can science explain everything? Can science explain everything?

A debate about science and faith between Oxford Emeritus Professor of Mathematics John Lennox and Oxford Emeritus Professor in Chemistry Peter Atkins. Moderated by journalist Justin Brierley.

 
The gospel in East Ukraine's prisons The gospel in East Ukraine's prisons

Many are coming to Christ in some of the toughest prisons in this troubled part of the country.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.