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Head of Knesset immigration panel: Israel must ready for ‘large wave’ of Russian immigrants

Yisrael Beytenu MK Oded Forer seen during a faction meeting in the Knesset, on December 31, 2018. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Yisrael Beytenu MK Oded Forer seen during a faction meeting in the Knesset, on December 31, 2018. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

The head of the Knesset Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs says he’ll convene a meeting next week on “the latest events” in Russia, after the head of the mercenary Wagner Group launched an armed rebellion.

MK Oded Forer, a member of the opposition Yisrael Beytenu party, says the meeting will address “the government’s preparedness for the crisis and its impact on the Jewish community and immigration to Israel.”

“The government must chart a new course concerning immigration from Russia and not miss this opportunity for a large wave of immigration,” Forer writes on Twitter. “We’re witnessing a deterioration of the situation that requires the government to quickly act.”

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