10 Jews move to Israel after Tunisia uprising

January 19, 2011 16:37


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An Israeli official says 10 Tunisian Jews have moved to Israel because of the instability in their home country.

The Jewish Agency, a quasi-governmental body that handles immigration, said Wednesday that the Tunisians arrived in Israel on Tuesday and had requested citizenship.

There has long been a slow trickle of Jewish immigration from Tunisia to Israel. Jewish Agency spokesman Michael Jankelowitz said just 16 Tunisians immigrated in all of 2010.

Most Jews left Tunisia between the 1940s and the 1960s, fleeing a wave of violence and persecution that followed Israel's founding. There are around 1,500 left.

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