Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

If the intifada has been an Israeli nightmare, upsetting a reality with which most Israelis had grown comfortable, the immigration wave of Soviet Jews to Israel which began in December may turn into a “miracle” that will lift the morale of many Israelis for years to come. The Soviet immigration wave of the 1990s may have an impact like that of the 1930s, when 250,000 non-ideological, well-educated German Jews settled in Palestine and made the victory of Zionism in 1948 possible.

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How to cite this article:

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi "A “Miracle” Made in Moscow and Washington," Middle East Report 164-165 (May/June 1990).