Migrants from the Promised Land

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Migrants from the Promised Land

By Zvi Sobel
Transaction Books, 1986
230 pp. $29.95

In a country of immigrants the phenomenon of emigration, which in some years has exceeded immigration, is a matter of serious official and public concern. This sociological study, based on intensive interviews with a sample of those who left Israel in 1981-82, explores the reasons for their move. In general, they reflect a decline of commitment to Zionist ideals and a desire to escape the tensions and frustrations of a society in conflict with its neighbors and in many respects with itself, and to seek broader opportunities in the United States, where almost all of them go.

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