Why Are More New Yorkers Moving to Israel?

September 14, 2012 at 4:00 am

Ido Aharoni, Israel’s Consul General in New York, explains why some New Yorkers are choosing to move to Israel.

For the past three years, about 1,500 Jews from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have immigrated to Israel, according to Nefesh B’Nefesh, a nonprofit organization that helps new immigrants settle in the country. It’s an increase from 2004, when only 441 immigrants from the region made the move. According to Ido Aharoni, Israel’s Consul General in New York, Israel’s economy has a lot to offer Americans.

Watch more of Ido Aharoni’s interview on the next episode of MetroFocus, premiering on WLIW21 on Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m., THIRTEEN on Sept. 20 at 8:30 p.m. and NJTV on Sept. 25 at 10 p.m.