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  1/11/2013, Tevet 29, 5773

Bennett on Shas Ad: Russians Are Not a 'Separate Sector'


In an attempt to reach out to potential voters from the Russian immigrant community, Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) leader Naftali Bennett assured Russian olim (new immigrants) that he sees them as being part of Israeli society and not a different sector.

Bennett met with Russian olim in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, and heard from them about the problems they face, including issues of conversions and financial difficulties. Some Russian immigrants had no choice but to return to their country of origin because they had difficulty making ends meet in Israel, the olim told Bennett.