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  Av 3, 5769 , 24/07/09

Ben-Ari: Arrest of Rabbis Shows Need for Urgent Aliyah

Member of Knesset Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) called on Friday for an emergency immigration of Jews from the United States to Israel, in the wake of Thursday's arrest of a number of rabbis in New York City and neighboring parts of New Jersey in connection with a federal investigation of bribery and money-laundering allegations. Dr. Ben-Ari said, "I have a difficult feeling that the reports are intended to tarnish the reputation of the Jews and hurt them."

He added, "Whoever thinks the anti-Semitism of the Obama government has stopped is mistaken."

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