Aliya from France great for economy, Bar-Ilan profs say

The boom in French aliya has been a boon for the economy, but Israel risks discouraging additional arrivals if the too many of the newcomers continue to have trouble getting good jobs, two professors say.

“… for every one shekel the state spends on them [French olim], the state receives 15 shekels back,” Prof. Daphna Aviram-Nitzan, head of the Migration Research Unit at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview on Sunday.


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