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Israel Expecting 3,000 Argentine Olim

Israel expects 3,000 immigrants from Argentina this year, compared to 1,930 last year, according to Uri Gordon, head of the Jewish Agency’s Immigration and Absorption Department.

He said 820 immigrants arrived from Argentina in the first quarter of 1990 and another 300 families have registered to immigrate.

According to Gordon, the main reason for the influx of immigrants from that country is that country’s painful financial crisis.

Gordon said his department has special projects designed to absorb olim from South America. About 1,000 were located last year in settlements in Galilee, he said.

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