ISRAEL: A Troubling Reverse Exodus

No country in the world places a higher spiritual and patriotic value on immigration than Israel. In Jewish religious law there is no greater mitzvah (commandment) than to return to the land of Zion. Since the birth of the Jewish state in 1948, 1.6 million Jews have settled in the country, and Jerusalem encourages others to come by offering generous financial and moral support. Last week, speaking in New York to the annual convention of the Labor Zionist Alliance, former Premier Golda Meir asked for the aliyah (immigration) of 2 million Jews to Israel in the next two...

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