Russian immigration to Israel is up by 116 percent during the first quarter of 1999, according to the Jewish Agency for Israel. Some 7,933 Russian Jews immigrated to Israel in the first three months of the year, compared with 3,673 during the same period in 1998. Some 31 percent of 1,054 immigrants surveyed by the Jewish Agency cited anti-Semitism as one of the main reasons for their move, an increase from 9 percent in a similar survey conducted before Russia’s economic crisis began last August.
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