Since 2009, Israel became a country with more people leaving than making Aliyah. In 2015, 17,000 people left and only 8,500 immigrated to Israel.

Worrying data for Israel

Worrying data for Israel Photo credit: Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

This week, the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics published worrying data- the gap between the number of people leaving Israel and the number of immigrants continues to grow and is reaching the highest level of negative migration since 2009.

In 2015, 17,000 people left Israel and only 8,500 made Aliyah. Although this data strikes a demographic ‘blow’, the trend isn’t likely to reverse without certain policies in place. Meanwhile, Israel continues to lose some of its best human capital.