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Old 03-15-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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There are immigrants to Israel who are not of Jewish origin. From what nations do most of these immigrants originate?
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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Most of them are Arabs who came before 1948. After the 1948, mainly spouses of Jewish immigrants. In the 1990s non-Jewish spouses and children of Jewish immigrants from the former USSR. In more recent times, illegal immigrants coming from African countries.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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Mostly africans from nations such as the Sudans and Eritrea. Most of them arrive illegally crossing through egypt. There are also an increasing number of filipinos arriving for domestic work (not too disimilar from a lot of other middle eastern nations).

It also depends what you consider "jewish" to represent? i.e if you're only equating it to european or middle-eastern backgrounds. There are many non-caucasian jews who have immigrated from Ethiopia, India and even some from china recently.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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I did a google and of the larger sources of non-Jewish immigrants is from Russia.

Amazing the things you learn by doing a google or bing.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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I did a google and of the larger sources of non-Jewish immigrants is from Russia.

Amazing the things you learn by doing a google or bing.
non-jewish, or non-practicing jewish? Two different things. A lot of recent arrivals from the former Soviet Union are ethnically Jewish, but have almost zero Jewish faith and little Jewish traditions. Under the law of return, that still classifies them as Jewish.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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non-jewish, or non-practicing jewish? Two different things. A lot of recent arrivals from the former Soviet Union are ethnically Jewish, but have almost zero Jewish faith and little Jewish traditions. Under the law of return, that still classifies them as Jewish.
It was from a Jerusalem Post article and it specifically said non-Jews.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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non-jewish, or non-practicing jewish? Two different things. A lot of recent arrivals from the former Soviet Union are ethnically Jewish, but have almost zero Jewish faith and little Jewish traditions. Under the law of return, that still classifies them as Jewish.
The Law of Return is based on religion/tradition which specifies that one is Jewish if born to a Jewish mother or has undergone a conversion to Judaism. Also anyone who has at least one Jewish grandparent can immigrate to Israel even if they are technically not Jewish (for example a Jewish paternal grandfather who married a non-Jew, etc.)
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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It also depends what you consider "jewish" to represent? i.e if you're only equating it to european or middle-eastern backgrounds. There are many non-caucasian jews who have immigrated from Ethiopia, India and even some from china recently.

I specifically stated "non-Jewish origin" - meaning people who don't identify as Jews and have no evidence any of their ancestors were Jews, regardless of race.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Here is an article about Filipinos living in Israel:

Young Filipinos integrating into Israeli society, but not without difficulties | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

I was wondering how people who are not from a Jewish background are accepted in Israel. According to this article, the Fillipinos, being traditionally Catholic, seem to be managing rather well.
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