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February 22, 2003

Jewish Agency: higher than expected number of new immigrants to Israel next week

Some good news reported in Jerusalem Post
Despite growing fears about a possible war in Iraq, new immigrants are still arriving in Israel.

This week the number of new immigrants is expected to be higher than usual.

The Jewish Agency reports that about 500 new immigrants from 19 countries are expected to arrive in Israel this week.

120 new immigrants are expected from Argentina, 82 from Ethiopia, 77 from Russia, and the rest from other countries, reports Army Radio.

Earlier this week I had posted a piece stating that some 20,000 Ethiopian Jews would be allowed into Israel soon. The Ethiopians have a difficulty proving they are Jews because many years ago their families had been forced to convert and thus records etc hard to obtain proving status as Jews.