GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
1991: As emigration restrictions are loosened in Russia and former Eastern bloc countries, about a million Jews arrive in Israel.

Over the past decade, many Eastern European countries have begun to mitigate their foreign policies on Israel, opening diplomatic relations and lifting emigration bans. The migration of Jews from Russia and former Soviet states gives Israel the largest Russian-speaking population outside the former Soviet Union.

PBS Into the Future: 1880-1990s
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/heritage/episode9/

A brief social and political history of Israel


PBS Israel Country Overview
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights /lo/countries/il/il_overview.html

This country report summarizes the economic development of Israel from 1910 to the present and can be explored by category and by year.