More than 19,000 Jews move to Israel in 2010

Israeli officials say more than 19,000 Jewish immigrants came to Israel in 2010, a 16 percent increase over last year.

The Jewish Agency handles immigration to Israel. It said in a statement Tuesday that about 7,700 immigrants came from the former Soviet Union. About half that many came from North America. Others came from France, Ethiopia and elsewhere.

Their average age was 29. The oldest was 99.


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