S. How many Berlin Walls are there left? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Roo
    • 10.09.09 | 18:02 (IDT)

    "So, in 2007 Israel lost 5,600 people. It gained, however, about one million in the early nineties" S Busloads (or planeloads) were 'bought' in from the old Soviet Union, securing the political base of the far right in Israel. Including many who are not recognised by the religious authorities as being Jewish(they had a Jewish Granny or mother in law). Which is why today, (somewhat perversely) Israel has a problem with neo nazis of east European descent. So to sum up; you wish to focus on the massive and successful 'one off' efforts of Israel to 'buy in' it's population from abroad whilst ignoring that there is NOW only organic attrition of the population and that Israel has just about exhausted all major sources of large scale immigration with the Soviet exodus of the 1990's that you choose to focus on. You prefer to ignore that those who leave are predominantly young and highly educated. I always said that the wish is invariably father to the most fanciful of thoughts.

    from the article: 'Lost Jews' video shows Israeli chutzpah towards Diaspora Jewry
    First published 17:14 08.09.09 | Last updated 10:15 09.09.09
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