By Robyn Rosen, December 28, 2010
The number of people moving to Israel from Britain has gone down by 11 per cent.
A total of 756 people made aliyah this year, 11 per cent less than 2009, when 853 people moved from Britain.
A spokesman from the Jewish Agency, which released the figures today, said: "One has to look at the bigger picture. You cannot base a trend on one year. It's still a very large number compared with before the 21st century. I wouldn't read into it."
All together, 19,129 people around the world are estimated to move to Israel in 2010, 16 per cent higher than the previous year.