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2016 Annual Assessment

Half of the immigrants arriving in Israel from France in 2014 had academic backgrounds (16 or more years of schooling); half of them were under the age of 34, while 29 percent were 24 or younger. This is a young and highly educated population capable of making an impressive contribution to Israel’s labor force in the coming years.6 In the economic sphere, a number of studies predict that investment in Aliyah from the West would justify itself within a year, and that such Aliyah could potentially make a significant contribution to Israel’s economy (the value of the positive impact of 18,000 North American olim on the Israeli economy during the period 2002-2008 was over a billion shekels).

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