The Jerusalem Post, March 13, 2001
By 2020 we should gather most of the Jewish nation in the State of Israel.  About 230,000 Jews in Argentina are in dire material straits...  There are hundreds of thousands of Jews in the former Soviet Union, more than 100,000 in Brazil, 150,000 in Mexico, 600,000 in France, 80,000 in South Africa, thousands in Ethiopia," said Sharon, who cited these and other countries as prime immigration (aliyah) candidates.  He added that Israel is "the only place in the world where Jews can continue to live as Jews and withstand the danger of assimilation."
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's ambitious goal is of bringing a million Jews to Israel in the next 12 years.
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