Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman says Israel should aim to recruit 3.5 million new immigrants to the Jewish State in the next decade.
“The major threat to the Jewish People in the Diaspora is assimilation, which has reached as high as 60 percent,” Liberman said. He added that Israel should allocate resources to prevent the “disappearance of the Jewish People in the Diaspora.”
Liberman estimated that it would take approximately $365 million annually to facilitate such a mass aliyah over the next 10 years.
“Bringing in those numbers will upgrade Israel to another level, with a prowess we never imagined,” he said.
“It would give enormous impetus to the economy, and science, and of course strengthen us as a regional power — and perhaps beyond.”