Soviet Jewish immigration and the 1992 Israeli Knesset elections

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Date: Summer 1993
From: The Middle East Journal(Vol. 47, Issue 3)
Publisher: The Middle East Institute
Document Type: Article
Length: 72 words

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Israel has witnessed a significant increase in the number of immigrants from the West, particularly from the Soviet Union, since 1967. The impact of the immigrants on Israeli politics was first indicated by the outcome of the 1992 Knesset election, when 3.4 million Israelis, including 300,000 immigrants, mostly from the erstwhile Soviet Union, voted. The Declaration of Independence and the Law of Return, enshrines Israel's committment to unlimited and unrestricted Jewish immigration.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A14524049