Israel Eases Luxury Taxes to Aid Immigrants from Western Lands
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Israel Eases Luxury Taxes to Aid Immigrants from Western Lands

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A luxury tax levied on large apartments was canceled by order of Interior Minister Moshe Shapiro today in Jerusalem and in 39 other locations in Israel, in a-move to aid new immigrants from Western countries.

The Jewish Agency has unveiled a new program to speed up the integration of immigrants, particularly those from Western lands. It will be put into effect with a group of 170 recent arrivals from the West. They will be housed for six months at a hostel in Caimiel, in Western Galilee, where they will be given advanced vocational training and will attend an Ulpan, an intensified Hebrew language course, before being settled permanently.

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