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Meet Israel's Russians

Meet the Israeli 'Russians'. Some 25 per cent of the more than one million people who came from the former Soviet Union in the 1990's are not Jewish according to the strict religious definition, even though they qualified for immigration to the Jewish state. Some of them, such as these in the Tel Aviv area of old Jaffa, are devout Christians. These immigrants, Jewish and Christian, are strong backers of Avigdor Lieberman, himself a former night club bouncer from Moldova, and his secular outlook. There is no doubt they are changing the country, making it more diverse and less tolerant of the dictates of the religious parties, who are mightily displeased with the newcomers and threaten to clamp down...more.
















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