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As one recent analysis points out, immigration has subsequently been the "great equalizer" ( 1992b, 92).
The former Soviet Union contains the world's second largest Jewish diaspora community and, more important to Israeli politicians and strategists, the largest group of Jews likely to emigrate ( with the United States, the Soviet government allowed increasing numbers of Jews to emigrate.
The Six-Day War in 1967 significantly increased not only the amount of territory but also the number of Arabs under Israeli jurisdiction.
This paper will examine the treatment, by the Israeli government and public, of immigrants from the Soviet Union and its successor states, particularly those who are part of the wave of immigration that began in 1989.
A low point was reached in 1984, when less than 900 Soviet Jews were allowed to leave.
Numbers did not increase significantly until 1987, when over 8,000 were permitted to emigrate (National Conference on Soviet Jewry 31 July 1991; 1992b, 95).
Once their application was approved, they were required to sell all possessions, give up their apartments and settle all financial accounts.
Only when all of this was completed and documented could they apply for a visa to Israel.
At the same time, events in the Soviet Union threatened the stability of the country, and rumours of pogroms spread.