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1913: Seeds of Conflict | Clip | Ashkenazi Jews Arrive in Palestine

In 1881, the assassination of Czar Alexander II leads to a wave of anti-Semitic violence resulting in the emigration of 2 million Ashkenazi Jews — a small portion of whom ended up in Palestine. The arriving immigrants name their settlements “First in Zion” or “Ray of Hope,” reflecting their sense of hope in their new home.

0:02:55 | AIRED: 6/30/2015 |
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