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2019 Annual Assessment

Last year (2018), 28,099 people immigrated to Israel, an increase over 2017 (26,357) (Graph 3). The uptick in Aliyah has carried into 2019 as well: during the first four months of the year (January-April), 9,153 olim arrived in Israel, compared with 7,447 for the comparable period last year.5 Slightly more than half (51 percent) of the olim who arrived in 2018 were not Jewish according to Halacha, but met other Law of Return criteria.6