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      Increasing Aliyah From U.S., Canada

      First Publish: 1/2/2004, 1:40 PM / Last Update: 1/2/2004, 3:37 PM

      Despite continuing terrorism and other problems, the rate of immigration to Israel from North America rose by almost 20% in 2003, according to the latest Jewish Agency statistics. Some 2,400 people immigrated from the United States and Canada in 2003, compared to about 2,040 in 2002.