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Housing Demands by Jews from Soviet Georgia Cannot Be Met at This Time

Absorption Minister Natan Peled said today that his Ministry could not possibly accede to the demands of Jewish immigrants from Soviet Georgia that they be housed in large concentrations with other Jews from the same region. Peled told a news conference that the Georgians coming to Israel will be distributed among 10-11 housing projects in various parts of the country because there is no housing or employment available to them in concentrated areas.

The issue of housing the Georgian Jews has given rise to rumors that many of them are bit-