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Mass "Aliyah" - A Thing of the Past?

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Publication Date: June 1989

Publisher(s): Middle East Institute (Jerusalem)

Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Immigration and immigration policy)

Keywords: Demography; Immigration; Israel

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel

Abstract:

The question of whether mass aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel) is a thing of the past can be answered, at least in part, with reference to the considerable information that has accumulated about its characteristics in recent years. The author argues that Aliyah is an outcome of the action of definable factors operating with a certain regularity in three spheres: the World System, diaspora Jewry, and Israeli society. The most significant of these factors evidently relates to the World System and its stratification in the realms of political power, economic development, and individual liberties.

In Jerusalem Quarterly, 51. Jerusalem, 1989, pp. 96-114.