The idea that Jews from across the world will be desperate to come to the Jewish state is stalling badly. If the figures below are setting a record, Israel has a major crisis on its hands:
Aliyah to Israel from the United States rose by 19 percent this year over 2008, setting a 36-year record.
Some 3,324 immigrants to Israel in 2009 came from the United States. Some 3,767 came from all of North America, compared with 3,124 in 2008.