Israel prepares to receive Jewish immigrants after Putin’s ‘partial mobilisation’ decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran ahead of on July 19, 2022. [Iranian Presidency - Anadolu Agency]

Israel is preparing for the expected increase in the number of Jewish immigrants from Russia, following President Vladimir Putin's decision of a partial military mobilisation of the Russian population into the army. Pnina Tamano-Shata, the Israeli Minister of Immigration and Absorption, told the Ynet news website on Thursday that her Ministry is discussing the issue of immigration from Russia with other ministries. "We see more requests to emigrate from Russia. I follow the community, and the Ministry is doing its best to make sure all those wishing to, can arrive safely, despite challenges," she said, according to The Israeli news website pointed to an increase in the prices of tickets from Russia to Israel, which indicates the high demand […]