War Talk is Bad for Aliyah

from The Jerusalem Post:

Sharansky: Iran war talk is harming immigration

Loose lips may have sunk ships in World War II, but according to Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, loose lips in the 21st century delay flights. Sharansky told Israel Radio on Sunday that dozens of potential immigrants to Israel are delaying their arrival over fears of a war with Iran.

The dozens of would-be immigrants have already finalized the details of their aliya, including where they will live upon arrival in Israel, Sharansky explained, but said many recently informed the Jewish Agency they are delaying their big move until the perceived lead-up to war passes.

The criticism appeared to be unique as most calls to end public discussions of war plans have generally centered on the wisdom of revealing internal Israeli security discussions to the international community, and even Iran.