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March 3, 1989
Soviet Jewish emigration continued at a high rate in February with 2,226 arrivals in the West, the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration reported in Geneva. The figure brought to 4,842 the total for the first two months of 1989. Although down slightly from the January figure of 2,616, the number of Soviet Jews allowed to leave by Moscow in February was still far higher than last year's monthly average of 1,673. By contrast, the monthly average in 1987 was 668, and it was only 79 in 1986.
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December 27, 1991 | From Reuters
The number of Soviet Jews who emigrated to Israel in 1991 was less than half the predicted total of 400,000, immigration officials said Thursday. The approximately 140,000 Soviet Jews who arrived in 1991 represented a drop of 23% from the 1990 figure, Absorption Minister Yitzhak Peretz said. He noted that 20,000 immigrants were airlifted from Ethiopia in 1991, more than 14,000 of them in one 36-hour period during the civil war in that African nation.
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NEWS
March 4, 1988
A total of 723 Soviet Jews were allowed to leave their homeland in February, 65 more than were permitted to emigrate a month earlier, the Intergovernmental Commission for Migration said in Geneva. The total of 1,381 for the first two months this year amounts to a monthly average of 690, compared to an average of 667 in 1987 when there were 8,011 departures. That total was the highest in six years, since the 9,860 arrivals in the West in 1981. Israel told the U.N.
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March 23, 1991 | Reuters
About 220 Ethiopian Jews arrived in Israel on Friday after a three-week block on emigration to the Jewish state by the Addis Ababa government. Ethiopian community leaders in Israel said President Mengistu Haile Mariam abruptly cut the exodus of black Jews on March 1 to pressure Israel into supplying military aid to help him fight mounting civil war. Israel denied that Ethiopia was trying to barter Jews for arms and said the stoppage was due to technical problems.
NEWS
September 2, 1987
Jews emigrating from the Soviet Union numbered 782 in August, raising the total so far this year to 4,681, the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration said on Tuesday. Of those who emigrated last month, 241 went to Israel, the destination of 1,180 Soviet Jews this year, the agency said. In July, 807 Soviet Jews were recorded as having emigrated via Vienna, and a total of 945 were permitted to leave the Soviet Union in 1986, the agency said.
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March 23, 1991 | Reuters
About 220 Ethiopian Jews arrived in Israel on Friday after a three-week block on emigration to the Jewish state by the Addis Ababa government. Ethiopian community leaders in Israel said President Mengistu Haile Mariam abruptly cut the exodus of black Jews on March 1 to pressure Israel into supplying military aid to help him fight mounting civil war. Israel denied that Ethiopia was trying to barter Jews for arms and said the stoppage was due to technical problems.
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November 8, 1986 | Associated Press
The Soviet Union allowed 104 Soviet Jews to emigrate in October, 22 fewer than the year's monthly high in September, the agency helping them resettle said Friday. Only 23 of the 104 went to Israel, according to the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration. The rest went to Italy to get visas for other countries. So far this year 765 Soviet Jews have left the Soviet Union, it said. In 1985 there were 1,140 Jewish emigrants compared to a record 51,330 in 1979.
NEWS
October 6, 1988 | Associated Press
President Reagan unveiled the cornerstone of the Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday and challenged the Soviet Union to relax its restrictions on Jewish emigration, saying, "Let these people go." "In these days of glasnost , we hear talk of liberalizing attitudes toward Judaism in the Soviet Union," the President told about 1,500 people gathered in a tent at the museum site near the Washington Monument.
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July 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
Nearly 4,000 Jews left the Soviet Union in June, a new rise in emigration that makes the exodus in the first six months of 1989 bigger than that in all of 1988, a resettlement agency said Tuesday. This year, 20,162 Soviet Jews have been allowed to leave the country, the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration said, compared to a 1988 total of 20,082--the highest outflow since 1980. In June, 3,965 emigres arrived in Vienna, the second-highest total this year after April.
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July 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Soviet authorities allowed 1,470 Jews to leave in June, the sixth straight rise in the monthly emigration total, but only 127 of the migrants went to Israel, a resettlement agency said Friday. It was the highest number of Jews allowed out of the Soviet Union since June, 1980, when 1,767 left the country, according to figures published by the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration. In May, 1,145 Jews left the Soviet Union.
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March 27, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Poland offered to help Soviet Jews emigrate to Israel after Hungary's state-owned airline announced that it was stopping charter flights for Soviet Jews because of an Arab guerrilla threat. Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki pledged Polish help in a speech to the American Jewish Congress in New York. "As in the Middle Ages," he said, "Poland gave refuge to Jews fleeing persecution, so today Poland will not evade humanitarian assistance to Jews emigrating from the Soviet Union."
NEWS
November 8, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A key aide to Ethiopian President Mengistu Haile Mariam pledged to let his country's 16,000 Jews emigrate freely but refused to say whether Israel promised to provide military assistance in return. Israel and Ethiopia restored diplomatic relations last week. There are about 16,500 Ethiopian Jews in Israel.
NEWS
July 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
Nearly 4,000 Jews left the Soviet Union in June, a new rise in emigration that makes the exodus in the first six months of 1989 bigger than that in all of 1988, a resettlement agency said Tuesday. This year, 20,162 Soviet Jews have been allowed to leave the country, the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration said, compared to a 1988 total of 20,082--the highest outflow since 1980. In June, 3,965 emigres arrived in Vienna, the second-highest total this year after April.
NEWS
March 3, 1989
Soviet Jewish emigration continued at a high rate in February with 2,226 arrivals in the West, the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration reported in Geneva. The figure brought to 4,842 the total for the first two months of 1989. Although down slightly from the January figure of 2,616, the number of Soviet Jews allowed to leave by Moscow in February was still far higher than last year's monthly average of 1,673. By contrast, the monthly average in 1987 was 668, and it was only 79 in 1986.
NEWS
October 6, 1988 | Associated Press
President Reagan unveiled the cornerstone of the Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday and challenged the Soviet Union to relax its restrictions on Jewish emigration, saying, "Let these people go." "In these days of glasnost , we hear talk of liberalizing attitudes toward Judaism in the Soviet Union," the President told about 1,500 people gathered in a tent at the museum site near the Washington Monument.
NEWS
July 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Soviet authorities allowed 1,470 Jews to leave in June, the sixth straight rise in the monthly emigration total, but only 127 of the migrants went to Israel, a resettlement agency said Friday. It was the highest number of Jews allowed out of the Soviet Union since June, 1980, when 1,767 left the country, according to figures published by the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration. In May, 1,145 Jews left the Soviet Union.
NEWS
December 27, 1991 | From Reuters
The number of Soviet Jews who emigrated to Israel in 1991 was less than half the predicted total of 400,000, immigration officials said Thursday. The approximately 140,000 Soviet Jews who arrived in 1991 represented a drop of 23% from the 1990 figure, Absorption Minister Yitzhak Peretz said. He noted that 20,000 immigrants were airlifted from Ethiopia in 1991, more than 14,000 of them in one 36-hour period during the civil war in that African nation.
NEWS
March 4, 1988
A total of 723 Soviet Jews were allowed to leave their homeland in February, 65 more than were permitted to emigrate a month earlier, the Intergovernmental Commission for Migration said in Geneva. The total of 1,381 for the first two months this year amounts to a monthly average of 690, compared to an average of 667 in 1987 when there were 8,011 departures. That total was the highest in six years, since the 9,860 arrivals in the West in 1981. Israel told the U.N.
NEWS
September 2, 1987
Jews emigrating from the Soviet Union numbered 782 in August, raising the total so far this year to 4,681, the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration said on Tuesday. Of those who emigrated last month, 241 went to Israel, the destination of 1,180 Soviet Jews this year, the agency said. In July, 807 Soviet Jews were recorded as having emigrated via Vienna, and a total of 945 were permitted to leave the Soviet Union in 1986, the agency said.
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