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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Aliyah from UK on the up and up


Arutz Sheva: Immigration from Great Britain is up over 28%. The Jewish Agency reports that figures for 2003 show that 405 British Jews made Aliyah, compared with 316 the year before. The main increase occurred in the second half of the year, corresponding to the period when the Jewish Agency began instituting more immigrant-friendly procedures.

The Jewish population in the United Kingdom is approximately 275,000 and declining, with 200,000 in London and 40,000 in Manchester and the northern areas of the country.