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Why Jewish Refugees From Ukraine Are Choosing Germany Over Israel



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With much of the Jewish world focusing on Ukrainian refugees fleeing for Israel in what could become the largest immigration wave in decades, a key aspect of the Ukrainian-Jewish refugee crisis has been largely ignored: the growing numbers of refugees who are automatically eligible for Israeli citizenship who choose to wait out the war in Germany or even settle there permanently.

The reason?

“In many cases, there’s free housing, lots and lots of subsidies, and besides that, Germany’s social welfare system is probably the most developed in the world,” said a Jewish leader in Berlin.

Read more at Haaretz

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