Israel Immigration by Country

Name the countries that were the largest sources of people who immigrated to Israel from 1919 to 2010.
According to Wikipedia's Aliyah page
Some countries grouped together because that's how the data was collected
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Last updated: June 14, 2019
First submittedMarch 10, 2019
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Country
1,261,589
former Soviet Union
343,718
Poland
317,691
Romania
271,693
Morocco
130,994
Iraq
101,394
United States
91,288
Eritrea / Ethiopia
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Country
84,107
Iran
72,869
Germany
71,102
Turkey
67,243
Yemen
60,169
Argentina
55,996
Tunisia
52,384
France
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Country
51,429
Bulgaria
42,365
Hungary
41,213
former Czechoslovakia
37,789
Egypt / Sudan
36,811
Libya
33,749
United Kingdom
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Level 66
Mar 29, 2019
Wonder why Egypt and Sudan were grouped together in that. At least Ethiopia and Eritrea were once a single country.
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2019
Sudan used to be jointly ruled by Egypt and the United Kingdom.
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Level 63
Mar 29, 2019
Morocco is not in the correct order
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Level 74
Jun 14, 2019
The first +15 comment I've met, but still no fix!
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Level 67
Jun 14, 2019
MOROCCO IS NOT IN KORREKT ORDER
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2019
As the primary source is in hebrew, I can not check these questions easily my own: (1) Does it count only jewish immigrants? (2) How are immigrants here defined, by getting the Israeli citizenship granted? Or by settling in Israel's territory? If yes, does this also include Palestine's territory? (3) What does "immigrants since 1919" mean? There was no Israel prior to 1946, neither a state not a territory.
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Level 77
Apr 10, 2019
Both Israel and Palestine count the whole territory when discussing history at least , check some maps issued, there's often no border of 1948 division.
(3) check out Balfour declaration
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Level 64
Mar 29, 2019
Do countries with "former" not count their current country?
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Level 80
Mar 29, 2019
Why is Jordan and Syria not on here? There was as much or more Arab immigration in to Israel as Jewish immigration in the early 20th century. Does this only count Jewish immigration?
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Level 80
Mar 29, 2019
Yeah... this is from a page about "aliyah" which is when Jewish people "return" to Israel.... so.... it completely neglects the huge numbers of Arab Muslims and Christians that were flooding in from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt. These numbers are only for Jews. (though as you can see there were also large numbers of Jews coming from Iraq and Egypt... mostly because after the Arab League lost the war in '48 they started taking it out on their resident Jewish populations, forcing these people to flee, many times to Israel, ironically making their enemy stronger in the process)
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2019
Probably should have fixed the title before this hit the front page. Or at least added a caveat. This is *not* a list of all immigration to Israel. It only includes Jews making Aliyah. It doesn't count non-Jewish immigration at all (which from 1919 through at least 1948 was extremely substantial!! In many decades non-Jewish immigration exceeded Jewish immigration, especially during the British Mandate period when official policy was to stop Jewish immigration to Palestine)
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Level 80
Mar 29, 2019
According to one list of demographics I can find the Jewish population of Israel rose from 60,000 in 1918 to 540,000 in 1946. The non-Jewish population rose from 600,000 to 1.3 million during the same period. (though, of course, a lot of those non-Jews fled, were forced out, or ended up displaced and without a country after 1948) Most of those non-Jews were coming from the places that I mentioned. A better title would be something about Jewish immigration or From Whence Israelis Made Aliyah.
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Level 56
May 16, 2019
Why leave Argentina? Bad economy, but there's beef and tango
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2019
Too many Nazis.
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Level 42
Jun 14, 2019
You guys are going places.
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Level 57
Jun 14, 2019
Jews came to Argentina in the first place in order to escape WW2, when everything ended, they moved to Israel
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Level 73
Jun 14, 2019
Why are the rates from Germany so high? I thought that was a nice country...
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2019
Might want to look up what happened there from 1933-1945.
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Level 46
Jun 14, 2019
I was wondering which other country had more jews than poland. You need to put morocco lower
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2019
Why? Have you ever been to Israel, "rabbi?" Huge numbers of people there with Russian, Ukrainian, and Moroccan roots.
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Level 57
Jun 14, 2019
Not Quite, Ukrainian and Russian people mostly made "Aliyah" during to 90s and 00s, therefore, they don't have more than two generations in Israel so it can't be considered "roots". On the other hand, there are plenty of people with Moroccan roots and roots from other North American countries. During the 40s lots of African Jews came to Israel as there were pogroms and antisemitism there. They felt unsafe and as Jews wanted to live in Israel too. My Grandpa moved to Israel from Eritrea in the 40s. Although the quiz's data is quite mistaking, I really enjoyed it (and your other quizzes) and got a perfect score.
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2019
With respect, that's inaccurate. While it's true Russian immigration has increased, that doesn't mean no Jews came from the Russian Empire or Soviet Union earlier. Ben-Gurion, for one, was born in the Russian Empire. Pogrom is a Russian word.
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2019
Even if you want to say that nearly 90% of the 1.2 million + came after 1990, that still leaves 130,000+ that came earlier, which by themselves would be the 4th largest group of (Jewish) immigrants in the country. And if they came early on (as many did), then their families would have had time to grow and multiply.
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2019
I was having this conversation with a friend just a couple days ago about countries from whence the most pulchritudnous womenfolk hail, and Israel came up. I remarked that it's similar to the USA, both a hodgepodge of immigrants, but Israel definitely has an advantage. Drawing so heavily upon Russia, Eastern Europe, North Africa, Iran and Iraq and with a dash from East Africa... all places at or near the top of the list of most good-looking people... what an amazing combination of genetic material Israel has to work with. The US of course has people from all over too, but the large percentage of our ancestors from England and West Africa are generally less attractive than people from all of those other places at the top of the list for Israeli immigration.
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Level 30
Jun 14, 2019
You spelled "pulchritudinous" wrong
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2019
Thanks for catching that single-letter typo. Very much worth pointing out.
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Level 57
Jun 14, 2019
Although the Former Soviet Union is First on the List, Most of the Israelis Roots come from Yemen, Iraq, Poland, Austro-Hungary, Germany, and Morocco. The Russians we have in Israel are mostly ones who immigrated to Israel after the 90s. Also, Countries such as France, Bulgaria and Romania are countries which only the Jews from there immigrate to Israel, not non-jews. Ethiopia, Sudan and Tunisia are mostly refugees and not immigrants. The Country Sends most of the Sudanese people to refugee camps in the desert but the Ethiopians have a pretty big community in central Israel. Argentina is there because during WW2, lots of Jews escaped to America, in South America mostly Argentina and Brazil, so after the war I guess most of them decided to immigrate to Israel, the Jews homeland. Thx for Listening to My TedTalk about Israel's immigrants :)
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2019
Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews)
I've said this twice already but these numbers are ONLY Jews making Aliyah. That includes the numbers from Ethiopia and Sudan. Though many Jews making Aliyah to Israel were coming from places where they were being heavily persecuted, Ethiopia very much included, but that doesn't make them any different from the Jews coming out of Russia, Poland, Germany, Iraq, or Egypt.
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Level 45
Sep 10, 2020
Yemen?Iran?Iraq?Eritrea?Sudan?Why would Jews want to move there?