More Jews Are Leaving Israel, And Less And Less Are Migrating There
Emigration from Israel exceeds immigration, report 04/20/2007
Tel Aviv (dpa) - In Israel, the number of emigrants exceeded the number of immigrants for the first time in 20 years, the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported Friday.
Many emigrants were recent arrivals who wanted to leave Israel again, the report said. In 2007, 14,400 immigrants are expected in Israel while 20,000 people are expected to leave the country, according to the report based on figures for the first months of 2007.
The last time emigration exceeded immigration was in the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War and in 1983 and 1984 when inflation was high.
Meanwhile the Maariv newspaper reported that approximately a quarter of the Israeli population was considering emigration.
Almost half of the country's young people were thinking of leaving the country, the report said. Their reasons included dissatisfaction with the government, the education system, a lack of confidence in the political ruling class and concern over the security situation.
Gosh, with some of that loot stolen from Wall Street pension funds and 401K retirement accounts making "aliyah" to the Mother Ship Israel, you'd think they'd want to stay and enjoy their ill-gotten gains.
How to stop the population drain from Apartheid Israel? Send in "Indiana Jones" to discover some Jews lost in the Amazon jungle.
Right On!: Bring the 'lost Jews' back
In Poland, there are tens of thousands of "hidden Jews" from the time of the Holocaust, many of whom have only recently begun to rediscover and embrace their Jewishness, while in Russia, 20,000 Subbotnik Jews, whose peasant forebears converted to Judaism two centuries ago under the Czar, anxiously wait for their chance to move to Israel.
In the Peruvian Amazon basin, I have been moved by my encounters with the Jews of the Jungle, who are seeking to reclaim the religious traditions of their Moroccan Jewish ancestors who settled in the area more than a century ago.
"Hidden Jews" in Poland? "Undiscovered" Jews living in the Amazon? WTF? And I bet they all have some choice Holocaust™ claims awaiting them.