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  2/27/2013, Adar 17, 5773

Aliyah from America was 14% in 2012

The amount of new immigrants to Israel from the United States of America was 14% out of the total number of new olim in the year 2012, according to new statistics published by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.

In 2012 the number of people who made aliyah, or immigrated to Israel was 16,557. Of that number, 44% came from Russia, or Russian speaking countries. Residents of Ethiopia made up 15%.