Watch: Israelis Abroad are 'Returning Soon'

Arutz Sheva speaks to Shlomo Schwartz, whose new music video responds to the 'Milky Protest' of emigration to Berlin.

Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar,

Shlomo Schwartz 'We're Returning Soon'
Shlomo Schwartz 'We're Returning Soon'
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In response to the "Milky Protest," which called on Israelis to emigrate to Berlin for supposedly lower prices on such commodities as the Israeli Milky pudding, Shlomo Schwartz, an Israeli living in the US, has decided to respond with music.

Arutz Sheva got to speak with Schwartz about his new song "We're Returning Soon," which talks about the strong connection Israelis abroad feel to their homeland and their desire to return soon.

In the clip, Israelis abroad who Schwartz knows, as well as others who simply wanted to be part of the project, filmed themselves with signs saying they will be returning home soon.

The "Milky Protest" raised a lot of ire, including among Jews in Germany who noted the call "mocks" Israel by claiming the country responsible for the Holocaust is "better than Israel."

In response to the outpouring of anger, Naor Narkis who founded the campaign shut it down and announced he is returning to Israel, saying his goal was to raise awareness over the unreasonably high prices in the Jewish state and to create pressure on the government to improve the situation.

Despite the call to emigrate, official tallies indicate that emigration out of Israel is at the lowest rates in recent history.




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