Israel Banning Food from USSR
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Israel Banning Food from USSR

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Because of the lingering effects of fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, immigrants coming to Israel from the Soviet Union have been asked not to bring food into the country.

The appeal was made by Moshe Mashiah, director general of the Health Ministry, which is seeking a ban on food imports from the Soviet Union because of the high radiation levels found in Soviet agricultural produce.

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