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Thousands of Israeli Academicians, Professionals Residing in the U.S. Applying to Return to Israel

More than a thousand Israeli academicians who study and work in the U.S. have applied in the past few months to the Israeli Government Bureau for Professionals to facilitate their return to work in Israel. This was announced today by the Consul General in N.Y., David Rivlin, and by the director of the Bureau for Israeli Professionals in the U.S. Eli Paz.

They added that the number of applications from the Israeli academicians and professionals who wish to return to Israel has been growing in recent months and that many of the applicants stress their desire to work in Israel, particularly at the present time. The Bureau for Israeli Professionals is dealing now with 2000 additional prospective Israeli professionals in the U.S. for whom suitable work may be found in Israel.

Among the applicants there are many who have resided in the U.S. for the last 10 years and have been well established. Rivlin added that the number of the Israeli academicians applying for jobs in Israel has doubled in comparison with the number of applicants prior to the Yom Kippur War. Some of the applicants have requested specifically that their return to Israel be expedited promptly in spite of all previous plans or commitments.