• Short Summary

    IN GROWING NUMBERS THE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN OF THE ZIONIST PIONEERS WHO BUILT THE JEWISH STATE OF ISRAEL FROM ITS INCEPTION IN 1948 ARE THINKING OF LEAVING THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    IN GROWING NUMBERS THE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN OF THE ZIONIST PIONEERS WHO BUILT THE JEWISH STATE OF ISRAEL FROM ITS INCEPTION IN 1948 ARE THINKING OF LEAVING THE COUNTRY. FRUSTRATED BY LOW LIVING STANDARDS, HIGH TAXES AND MUNDANE JOBS ONE IN FIVE ISRAEL UNDER 26 SAY THEY ARE CONTEMPLATING EMIGRATION, ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY BY THE MINISTRY OF IMMIGRATION ABSORPTION. ALREADY AN ESTIMATED 340,000 ISRAELIS LIVE ABROAD - ABOUT NINE PER CENT OF ISRAEL'S JEWISH POPULATION. THE FIGURES HAVE FUELLED AN ANGUISHED DEBATE IN A SOCIETY FOUNDED ON JEWISH IMMIGRATION. OF MANY JEWS EMIGRATION IS AN EMOTIVE PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT WHICH TRANSCENDS THE MATERIAL. YOSSI KUCIK IS ADVISER ON EMIGRATION TO THE IMMIGRATION MINISTER AND IS IN CHARGE OF A GOVERNMENT PROGRAMME WITH A MILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL BUDGET TO DISCOURAGE EMIGRATION AND LURE EMIGRANTS BACK HOME BY A MIXTURE OF PROPAGANDA AND MATERIAL INCENTIVES. LAST YEAR, EMIGRANTS OUTNUMBERED NEW IMMIGRANTS FOR ONLY THE THIRD TIME IN ISRAEL'S 39-YEAR HISTORY. ABOUT 13,000 PEOPLE LEFT THE COUNTRY WHILE ONLY 9,500 CAME TO SETTLE. ABOUT A HALF OF ALL ISRAELI EMIGRANTS LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES DRAWN BY THE PROSPECTS OF BETTER SALARIES, CONSUMER AFFLUENCE AND AN EASY GOING LIFE STYLE. BUT EXPERTS ON EMIGRATION SAY THE AMERICAN DREAM HAS NOT ENTIRELY SUPPLANTED THE ZIONIST DREAM IN THE MINDS OF ISRAELI EMIGRANTS. MANY RETURN AND OBSERVERS SAY MANY JUST WANT A CHANGE FROM THE INTENSITY OF ISRAELI LIFE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABJ3KFMIE3UU6I6LD8M38HK56M
    Media URN:
    VLVABJ3KFMIE3UU6I6LD8M38HK56M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1948
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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