Over 20,000 Russian Jews Immigrated to Israel Since Ukraine War

Jewish Agency headquarters in Yerushalayim. (Neta)

Nearly 20,500 Russian Jews have moved to Israel since the beginning of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, according to the Jewish Agency.

Overall, one in eight of the estimated 165,000 Jews in Russia has left the country after the start of the war.

According to data from Israel’s Immigration Ministry, Israel received 12,175 new immigrants from Ukraine and 18,891 from Russia, from the beginning of 2022 and until July 31, which is a record number comparing to previous years.

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