Immigrants in Turmoil: Mass Immigration to Israel and Its Repercussions in the 1950s and After

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Syracuse University Press, 2003 M04 1 - 342 pages
This work analyzes problems of scope and timing incurred by mass immigration during the nation's formative years, and examines the physical, financial, organizational, and economic realities. It also explores the fate of Palestinian Jews and the roles played by internal and global factions.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Policy in the Making
12
Policy Put to the Test
58
Immigrants aboard SS Negba rejoice on arrival in Israel
59
Magic Carpet airlift from Aden to Israel
65
An immigrant from Kurdistan with her baby son
81
New immigrants after arriving at the Shaar haAliyah camp near Haifa
90
Financial Crisis and Policy Implications
95
Prime Minister David BenGurion visits the school at Farradiya
164
Confronting the OldTimers
187
Changes in Immigration and Absorption Policy
222
Rain seepage in a tent at Rosh HaAyin camp
224
Immigration During 194898 and Its Ramifications
251
Soviet Jews disembark at BenGurion Airport
258
Appendixes
265
E Number of Immigrants to Israel 15 May 194831 December 1951
271

Malka and Hannah from Yemen able to see for the first time Haifa
142
Children at the Pardes Hanna Maabara
151
Tin huts of a maabara in front of Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee
157
The Conflict over Education
162
Glossary
297
Index
309
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