Another 162 Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union arrived in Israel on Friday (April 6), on a special flight from their Vienna transit stop-over.
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Background: Another 162 Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union arrived in Israel on Friday (April 6), on a special flight from their Vienna transit stop-over. This makes over seven thousand Soviet Jews who have arrived in Israel so far this year - slightly less than in the same time last year. The total immigration figure for 1972 was 32,000.
The current exodus began in 1968, after Soviet Jews who had been applying to leave for Israel since the 1967 June war were suddenly given permission.
SYNOPSIS: Another aircraftload of Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union arrived in Israel on Friday. The one-hundred-and-sixty-two were on a special flight from a transit stop-over in Vienna, Austria. They brought the total number of Soviet Jewish immigrants to Israel so far this year to over seven thousand. The total number for last year was thirty-two thousand.
Jewish immigrants to israel are dealt with at their port of arrival by the Ministry of Absorption in a three-to-four-hour process involving the issue of temporary identity papers, money if they need it, and other formalities. A large number of the arrivals have relatives already in Israel.
The current migration of Soviet Jews to Israel began in 1968, a year after the June '67 war against the Arabs.