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Soviet Jews #461821

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 11, 1972
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(Studio) Jews living in USSR have had difficulty getting to Israel in past. Recently, USSR changed policy. 1000's now going to Israel.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Tel Aviv, Israel) 4000 came last month - 30,000 this year Israel tries to absorb new population Housing shortage despite much new construction. Immigrants have priority in getting housing, which some Israelis resent. Also have other benefits, like no taxes for 2-3 years, duty-free appliances and cars, free schooling to learn Hebrew. [USSR emigrant Don DANEMAN - says greatly relieved to leave USSR . Life exciting in Israel.] 3 million Jews in USSR . Golda Meir promises them home if want it in Israel.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

Quinn, Charles;
Utley, Garrick

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