After the emptying of Jews of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, there seemed to remain no more important Jewish populations in the Diaspora. American Jews, apparently, were dwindling and intermarrying, and they were so prosperous that they would never consider aliyah ("ascent to Israel"). Many political analysts wrote that Israel has lost the demographic race and it is condemned to Arab majority. They were all wrong.
Firstly, Jewish natural increase is growing. Today it is higher than any Western country and approaching our enemies. In addition, it was discovered that some ten million Jews were living in the United States and they were not all wealthy and prosperous. If only 10% of them came to Israel, they would change Israel's character.
According a recent study,
in addition non-Jewish adults living in households with Core Jewish or Jewish origin individuals number around 2.2 million. The “Extended Jewish population” in the U.S.—the number of eligible Americans under the State of Israel’s “Law of Return”—which was estimated at 8 million people in 1990, is currently estimated to number more than 10 million persons.American Jews Welcome.