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Yes, Ami. The ones I know are invariably from parts of the former USSR who came here by way of Israel.
, Tuesday, September 11th
According to http://www1.cbs.gov.il/shnaton58/st04_10.pdf
There are between 10,000 and 20,000 net emigrants per year. This includes some Arabs as well as Jews. The numbers depend on the security and economic situations. 2002 was a really bad year, with nearly 20,000 net emigrants.
2005 was better with about 11,000. Numbers for 2006 aren't available yet.
Remember, that the number of emigrants is constant, regardless of Aliya.
In years when there is a large immigration, the number of emigrants goes up too, because unfortunately, many immigrants use Israel as a way-station on the road to America or Canada.
Many of your Toronto ex-pats are the cream of the crop of the Russian immigration, aren't they?
Moderator, Monday, September 10th
will 10,000 to 20,000 / year be sufficient to replace Israelis leaving the country? (I live in Toronto, Canada, and we have a pretty sizable ex-pat Israeli community.)
Lynne T, Monday, September 10th
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