Iranian Jewish Aliyah in 1951: An Historical Analysis of Iranian Jewish Emigration to Israel

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Before arriving in Israel in the 1950s, Iranian Jews were exposed to a process of selection that created socio‐cultural divisions among its members. Zionist visions clashed with the socio‐political conditions of both Iranian Jews and Israeli emissaries. This had already started in Iran with the organization of the Iranian Jews' emigration in the 1950s. This article analyzes how political, cultural, and socio‐economic factors profoundly affected the emigration of Iranian Jews to Israel in this period.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-236
Number of pages16
JournalStudies in Ethnicity and Nationalism
Issue number3
Early online date22 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2018


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