Israel Trivia Question - Answer
I recently posted a question, asking during what 3 year period was there the greatest # of olim from North America, and why?
In response, I received a wide range of answers, many guessing that the last 3 years, through the assistance of Nefesh B'Nefesh. It turns out that the 1st major Aliyah Revolution (term coined by my friend Yishai, and Kumah) from North America took place in...
Drum roll please...
1969 - 1971 (for complete Aliyah Statistics through the year 2000, click here, through 2004, click here (and go to page 37) :
1969 - 6,419
1970 - 7,158
1971 - 8,122
Compare this to the last 3+ years of North American Aliyah (The annual average of North American Aliyah is +/- 2,500):
2002 - 2,040
2003 - 2,385
2004 - 2,640
2005 - ???? (I imagine the figure will be +/- 3,000 olim)
Stay tuned for the answer as to why these years in particular brought about the 1st major North American Aliyah Revolution.