Based on the latest official figures reported by the Jewish Agency, the majority of new immigrants in the past year came from France. This can be attributed to a wave of strong anti-Semitism that is currently being experienced all over Europe.
Each year Israel Today distributes food packages to needy immigrants in absorption centers (Merkazei Klitah - in Hebrew) where many new immigrants experience their first home in Israel during a difficult transition period.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Interior, en-masse aliyah from Ethiopia ended
in the summer of 2013. In reality, there are still thousands of Ethiopian Jews
in Gondar and Addis Ababa who are waiting to immigrate to Israel, says Avraham Negosa,
a representative of the Ethiopian community in Israel.