Jan. 15, 2016
353 Italian Jews Emigrated to Israel in 2015 (ANSAmed-Italy)
More Italians emigrated to Israel in 2015 than any other year since 1948-49, Italian-Israeli demographer Sergio Della Pergola saidThursday.
“The figure was 353 – which could seem small but it really isn’t, compared with the only roughly 30,000 Italian Jews.”
Della Pergola stressed that ”steadily rising levels of anti-Semitism was a matter of large concern” for Italian Jews who moved to Israel, as was the case with other European Jews.
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