From today's "Jerusalem Post"Is there any data on the background of the French immigrants availiable? (Original location, Ashkenazi/Sephardic background, professional/income groups etc.) All the Jewish agency offers on its homepage is this: http://www.jafi.org.il/aliyah/aliyah/clock/table.html - not exactly comprehensive.Jul. 30, 2002
719 immigrants coming this week
By THE JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The Jewish Agency reports that 719 immigrants are expected to arrive in Israel this week, including 157 from France, 126 from Russia, 111 from Argentina, 105 from the Ukraine, 97 from the Central Asian republics of the Former Soviet Union and the southern Caucasus, 47 from the USA, 25 from Ethiopia, 14 from the UK, and the remainder from South Africa, Brazil, Uruguay and India.
The figure is somewhat of a surprise to me, since, according to my own sources, the immigration from France has been rather weak so far.
What is the total number of the French olim since the beginning of this year?
Thx in advance
And while we are at it - is the immigration from Ethiopia winding down?