In Israel, a survey by the Jewish Agency showed that the Jewish population has grown to 2.3 million from 1.4 million in 2017.
The increase was attributed to two main reasons: A rise in the number of Jews moving to Israel from Europe, and a rise in Jewish migration from Africa.
According to the agency, about 1,800 Jews moved to Israel in the first nine months of this year.
“It is not just the numbers of the immigrants,” said Eli Ben-Ari, director of the Institute for Jewish Research at Bar-Ilan University.
“But also, a rise of the Jewish community in Israel.
The Jewish population in Israel has grown from 1,200 in 2005 to 2,500 in 2017.”
A rise of 1.5 million In 2017, the number was 1.2 million.
In contrast, the total number of Israel’s residents increased by 1.8 million between 2005 and 2017, according to the Jewish agency.
A number of reasons contributed to the growth of the population.
Among the reasons cited by the agency were the influx of Arab immigrants from the Middle East, increased investment in infrastructure in Israel, and the economic benefits of Israel as a hub for foreign investment.
The number of new Jewish immigrants in Israel increased from 1 in 2005, to 1 in 2017, said Rabbi Jonathan Pacheco, executive director of Israel Advocacy for Reform Judaism, an organization that advocates for the rights of Jewish Israelis.
“I think that’s why it’s a good time to be a Jew here in Israel,” he told Haaretz.
“You have a lot of opportunity in the world.
Israel has become a hub of foreign investment.”
“I see a lot more of the world’s investments going to Israel, as well as a lot less going to the Arab countries.
That’s not the case anywhere else in the region.”
The number one reason why Jews are moving to the country is because of the economic opportunity it offers.
According the Jewish National Fund, an umbrella organization of the country’s largest Jewish institutions, Israel is a “leading economy” in the Middle-East.
According a 2017 study by the International Monetary Fund, Israel was one of the top 10 most attractive destinations in the globe for investors.
Israel’s economic success comes at a cost, however.
“This is a very different economic model from other countries in the Arab world,” said Pacheca.
“In some countries, like Jordan and Egypt, they have very restrictive policies.
There is a lot to be done to change the economic model.”
Pachec said that in Israel it is important for Jews to keep the country in its historical and cultural identity, but he does not think the government is willing to do so.
“We don’t need the government to change its policies, but we need to change our culture,” he said.
“And Israel’s culture is very different from most other countries.
And the culture is changing.”
According to Pacheceo, Israel’s cultural values are different from those of the West, and this is reflected in the way that the country deals with immigrants.
“A Jew can be a refugee in Germany, and it is okay.
But in Israel he can be deported.
He can be arrested for being a terrorist,” he explained.
The study also found that Israel has a low birthrate and high divorce rate.
“The Jewish community is very much a family-oriented community, and I think this has been reflected in its culture,” Pachecco said.
Pachecu said that the state is now taking a more holistic approach to immigration.
“Immigration is an issue that should be addressed in all levels of government, whether it’s in the parliament, whether or not it’s on the government website,” he added.
“There’s a lot that needs to be addressed.”
Haaretz contacted the Jewish Home party, the largest Jewish party in Israel and one of its leaders, but did not receive a response.
According, it does not believe that immigrants have a negative impact on the country.
The party said that a significant number of immigrants come to Israel for economic reasons.
“When they arrive, they leave behind the cultural values of the Israel they left behind.
This is why we are committed to preserving the Jewish culture,” said the party’s executive chairman, Shimon Peres.
The government also announced plans to increase the number who qualify for Israel’s unemployment insurance from 10 to 20.
“Some people may think that the unemployment benefits should be offered to the ones who have been in the workforce for more than five years.
This should be done in a comprehensive way, based on the needs of the economy and not based on ethnicity,” said Peres in a statement.
“Unfortunately, this approach has the potential to lead to social tensions.”
In a recent interview with Haaretz, Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid said that he believes it is more important to help the Jews than the immigrants.