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Reverse migration: The hidden reasons behind Jews leaving Palestine

Israeli settlers gather next to their flag on a rooftop of a house in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank on 12 June 2018 [Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images]
Israeli settlers gather next to their flag on a rooftop of a house in the West Bank on 12 June 2018 [Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images]

Statistics have found that more and more Jews are leaving Israel in spite of the government’s attempts to increase their numbers.

Reverse migration has been a sensitive issue for Israel throughout the years, with the government offering money, housing, jobs and a what they advertise to be a better quality of life to Jews who choose to live in the country.

Following the passing of the Nation-State Law last year, which set in to law that Israel is the nation state of all Jews and officially classed Arab citizens as second class, Israel has increased its calls for Jews to immigrate.

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Each year thousands of Jews move to Israel from Europe, the US, Russia and around the world with the promise of a better quality of life, many move to illegal settlements in the West Bank where they reap many government rewards including amenities, housing, education and health care paid for by the state.

However figures released recently by the Midgam Research Institute, following research carried out in 2017, revealed that 27 per cent of the Jewish population in Israel would leave the country if they could.

A lack of security, challenging economic situation and harsh living conditions were cited amongst the main reason for the people’s urge to leave the country.

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