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Emigration Highest in Eight Years

August 2, 1988
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A total of 1,698 Jews were permitted to emigrate from the Soviet Union in July, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported Monday.

Israel’s Absorption Ministry put the number at 1,592 emigres. In either case, the numbers represent the highest single-month emigration total since June 1980.

Of those Jews leaving the Soviet Union in July, only 133 or 8 percent immigrated to Israel.

The July figures bring total Jewish Soviet emigration for the first seven months of 1988 to 7,776, according to the National Conference.

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