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Venezuelan Jews fleeing turmoil get ‘lifeline’ in Israel, encounter new challenges

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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:18 am

As the political and economic situation in Venezuela becomes increasingly unstable, Jews are fleeing the South American nation, with many choosing to immigrate to Israel.

Conditions in Venezuela began deteriorating in 2013 following the death of the country’s former president, Hugo Chavez, and the ascension of his chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver.

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