These Jewish Migrants Survived Pogroms, Riots and Famine. Then They Were Faced With Zionist Cruelty

A century ago Zionist leaders strove to keep ‘weak people’ from immigrating. 'It is one of the most controversial disputes in the history of the Zionist movement'

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Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet

Alas, Zionism can’t provide a solution for catastrophes. That’s what Chaim Weizmann said in 1919, explaining why the gates of pre-state Israel couldn’t be opened to thousands of survivors of Ukrainian pogroms who were begging for asylum here.

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