Im­mi­gra­tion from Brazil on the rise

Jerusalem Post - - NEWS -

Ac­cord­ing to fig­ures from the Jewish Agency, the past two years have seen a dra­matic in­crease in the num­ber of im­mi­grants to Is­rael from Brazil. There were 500 olim from there in 2015 com­pared to just 210 in 2013, the agency said.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion es­ti­mates that this trend will only con­tinue, and close to 800 will ar­rive in Is­rael in 2016 (around 300 have come so far this year). Last week, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Jewish Agency and the Im­mi­grant Ab­sorp­tion Min­istry held aliya fairs in both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. • Jerusalem Post staff

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