Soviet Emigres, Oriental Jews Clash
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Soviet Emigres, Oriental Jews Clash

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A clash between Russian emigres and Oriental Jews was narrowly averted in the new immigrant township of Migdal Haemek following the killing Friday of a young soldier, Moshe Green, 18, who recently immigrated here from the Soviet Union. Two Oriental youths, Avraham Azolai and Meir Levi, both 19, were taken into custody and one of them reportedly confessed to the killing which was the outcome of a brawl.

The town elders managed to cool passions in the town which threatened to erupt into a clash between the Russian and Oriental communities. But police continued today to patrol the streets of Migdal Haemek, near Nazareth. Green died of wounds inflicted by a group of Sephardi youths who crashed a Rosh Hashana eve party given by Russian emigres to celebrate their first year in Israel. An altercation developed during which the party crashers allegedly used broken bottles as weapons.

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