9 points on israel readings

9 points on israel readings - cultured by the European...

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9 points from Israeli immigration reading (1950s) I was never aware that the “mizrachi’s” were considered to be less educated and less desirable in building the land of Israel at first. What I did not know is that when the Sephardim were first brought into Israel in 1952, they were sent to populate many different areas in the Negev that were obviously not so desirable in which to reside. The main motives, according to the reading, were political. They needed to populate all the territories under its military control. Further, I did not know that the locations in which they placed the Sephardim were more susceptible to attack by Arab militants. The people of Israel believed (and with evidence it was shown) that the Oriental Jews brought nothing with them to Israel except for their Judaism. The main difference between the European Jews and the Oriental Jews was that the European Jews were more
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Unformatted text preview: cultured by the European gentiles. After the 6-Day-War, the European Jews were put at a more valued place and the Orientals were devalued and dehumanized in that they were not placed in more secure and better locations when immigrating into Israel. The Easterners made up the majority of the Jews in Israel during the first few years, carrying in a 43%, while Westerners made up 35%, and the rest (18.4%) were Israel-born. In politics, Easterners themselves would come together and make up small political parties but ultimately, they did not survive the elections and members of these parties often went on to join different parties. The Landsmanshaften was a political party dedicated to aiding newcomers and encouraging the groups to express their own culture. It did not flourish in the welfare of the state of Israel in context....
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course HEBREW 302 taught by Professor Bilhamirkin during the Spring '12 term at University of Wisconsin.

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