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  • 8 Immigrants from Soviet Georgia Charged with First Degree Murder

    Eight recent immigrants from Soviet Georgia were charged with first degree murder by a Nazareth district court Friday in connection with the fatal beating last month of Subhi Naseir, a Nazareth Arab. Relatives of the accused created a commotion in the courtroom when the charges were read and police had to be called to restore… More ▸

  • Georgian Jewish Immigrants Held on Suspicion of Murdering Arab

    Eight recent immigrants from Soviet Georgia were arrested yesterday on suspicion of having beaten to death an Arab from Nazareth they suspected of having a romantic liaison with-a-Jewish woman. The eight are expected to be charged with manslaughter. All are residents of Upper Nazareth, a new immigrant settlement. The incident, which took place Friday evening,… More ▸

  • Georgian Families Stage Sit-in

    After months of acceptance by newcomers from Russia of designated places of settlement in Israel without turmoil, six Jewish families from Georgia who arrived from Vienna staged a sit-in strike at Lydda Airport over the flats they were offered. The 22 members of the six families said they would not leave the airport until they… More ▸

  • Georgian Jews Approach Used in Settling Bukharan Jews

    The Ministry of Absorption has announced that it has made the necessary arrangements for the absorption of large number of Bukharan Jews now arriving in Israel, using patterns of settlement similar to those used in settling Georgian Jews. Natan Peled, Minister of Absorption, made this statement while visiting the Lachish area and the Shderot township,… More ▸

  • Georgian Jewish Immigrants Stage Sit-in; Removed by Police

    Police removed 25 Georgian Jewish immigrants–six families–from the Lydda Airport terminal yesterday after they staged a sit-in strike to protest against the flats offered them by the Absorption Ministry. The emigres insisted on flats in Ashdod or Ramle where none are available at present. The families were driven around the airport in police squad cars… More ▸

  • Soviet Georgian Jew, Denied Re-entry to Ussr, Returns to Israel

    A Jewish immigrant from Soviet Georgia who left Israel last week hoping to return to the USSR, was back again today. He told newsmen that he had spent the last five days in Vienna trying unsuccessfully to be re-admitted to the Soviet Union. Kasmani Shwilli, who is single, said the Russian Consul in Vienna told… More ▸

  • Georgian Jews to Be Settled in Galilee

    One thousand Jewish immigrant families from Soviet Georgia are to be settled in the Galilee under a plan worked out by the Jewish Agency settlement department and presented to the Zionist Congress last night by the department’s director, Dr. Raanan Weitz. According to the plan, some 400 families will settle in a special quarter of… More ▸