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Thousands of Russia immigrants to Israel left again after getting passports

MEMO | December 19, 2019

Thousands of immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union “may have come only to receive an Israeli passport before moving back abroad”, reported JTA, with the total such cases amounting to up to a quarter of all Russian immigrants.

The article, citing reporting done by Israeli weekly newspaper Makor Rishon, described how “a cottage industry of companies promising expedited Israeli citizenship, and the passport that comes with it” emerged in Russia, “since the passage of a law allowing new immigrants to receive the travel document within the first three months of [moving to Israel]”.

According to the report, “for many in the post-Soviet world, an Israeli passport is considered as desirable as a European Union passport is to Israelis.”

Now, Russian “fixers” are advertising that they can help those able to emigrate to Israel to obtain Israeli citizenship “within two days” for “a cost of thousands of euros”.

JTA added that, according to Makor Rishon,

Under certain circumstances… the three-month period can be shortened to as little as a day, and some immigrants have even been able to receive their passports without having to leave Ben Gurion International Airport.

Based on data from Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, it is estimated that approximately 8,500 immigrants from the former Soviet Union “have come just for the passport before immediately leaving the country”.

One official from the Jewish Agency suggested that as many as 25 per cent of the immigrants came for a passport and “left the country immediately after receiving it”.

In 2018, roughly 10,500 Russians and 6,400 Ukrainians emigrated to Israel, “which was the first year that the majority of new immigrants were not considered Jewish under…Jewish religious law”.

December 19, 2019 - Posted by | Aletho News | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. What ‘benefits’ would a Russian or Ukrainian get for having an Israeli passport? Maybe access to an Israeli pension? You know, paid by the USA to Israel, in the form of US$3.8 Billion/annum?
    What is the point? More information required to allow us ‘Goyim’ to understand what is going on?

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    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | December 19, 2019 | Reply

  2. Goodness me, Jews leaving, goyim moving in, the native goyim proliferating, it never was a Jewish state, of course, but at this rate it must be becoming less of one daily. No wonder the Zios are showing signs of desperation; their genocidal enterprise is visibly unravelling. Vive la Palestine !

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    Comment by traducteur | December 19, 2019 | Reply

  3. Yoy get a passport so you can travel internationally – like get the hell out of Israel to anywhere. This along a similar theme from a few years back. Russian jews had a large movement to go to Israel. Very soon mot of them were back at the Russian border begging to be allowed to go back home to Russia. Now “fixers” are facilitating passing through Israel to anywhere that will accept an Israeli passport. Neat trick.

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    Comment by GGH | December 19, 2019 | Reply


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