A Frosty Response

Frosty Response

For years, Israel has been trying to steer Soviet Jews to the Holy Land, only to have most of them veer off to the U.S. Jerusalem complains that Jews who use exit visas for Israel to get out of the U.S.S.R. should go to Israel. So there was some Israeli gloating when the U.S. had to confess that it would be unable to accept most of the 300,000 emigres, many of them Jewish, who are expected to be leaving the Soviet Union during the next year. Israel said it would happily take in 100,000 Soviet Jews by 1992. There is a...

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