In May 1948, when Israel became independent, there were some 600,000 Jews in the country. By the time the battles subsided, toward the end of that year, 110,000 immigrants had arrived, 6,000 Jews had been killed in the war, and the stabilizing borders contained 100,000 Arabs or perhaps a bit more. The total population was 800-850,000.
By the end of 1952, 738,891 immigrants had arrived (this includes the 110,000 who arrived in the second half of 1948).
|Syria and Lebanon||34,608|
|Yemen and Aden||48,375|
|Other Asian countries||7,597|
|Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria||52,584|
|Total Muslim countries||377,251|
|Communist satelite states|
|Total Comunist states||307,082|
|Germany & Austria||11,016|
|Total Western states||33,760|
|USA & Canada||1,809|
The USSR is not on the list.
Source: Israel State Archives