Competition over Immigration
The private organization Nefesh B’Nefesh is competing with the Jewish Agency to bring more immigrants from North American and England. Each group has published the “official” numbers for immigration in 2007, and each group claims the other has doctored the numbers. So, although we can’t know how many immigrants really made aliyah with each group, at least we know that immigration is still a priority in Israel.
Read all about it in Haaretz’s article entitled Nefesh B`Nefesh, JA publish conflicting immigration numbers.