Israel: Who Will Rule the Country?

When Israel became a nation in 1948, the majority of its citizens were Jewish immigrants from Europe and the Americas; they had the best education, the choicest jobs, the most money. Today, though Westerners still run the country, they are deeply worried that they will soon be displaced as Israel's ruling class by an unschooled, unskilled mass of settlers of Afro-Asian descent, who already outnumber them. Moroccan-born Dr. André Shuraky, Premier David Ben-Gurion's chief adviser on immigration problems, warned last week that in 15 years three out of every four Israeli Jews...

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