Operation Exodus, Ben Gurion Airport, Israel 1992
Operation Exodus, Ben Gurion Airport, Israel 1992Click to Enlarge
In the 1990’s Operation Exodus helped to bring over about 1 million Jews to Israel from the former Soviet Union after the fall of communism, and the opening of the “Iron Curtain”. Many Jews were airlifted to freedom in Israel. Today, Israelis originating from the former Soviet Union make up about 15 percent of the population.