Jerusalem, 25 October 1995

2.5 MILLION IMMIGRANTS HAVE ENTERED ISRAEL SINCE 1948

(Communicated by Central Bureau of Statistics Spokesman)

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, 2.5 million immigrants have arrived in the country: 59% from Europe, 19% from Africa, 15% from Asia, and 7% from the Americas and Oceania. 795,000 (32%) are from the former Soviet Union. 345,000 (14%) are from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. 273,000 are from Romania, 172,000 are from Poland, 130,000 are from Iraq, 76,000 are from Iran, 71,000 are from the United States. 61,000 are from Turkey. 51,000 are from Yemen. 48,000 are from Ethiopia. 43,000 are from Argentina. 43,000 are from Bulgaria.