THE GULF WAR : Israel: Soviet Immigration

The war has drastically reduced the pace of SOVIET IMMIGRATION to Israel, with the February rate--between 180 and 370 a day--running at less than half the December figure of 1,000 a day. At that rate, the Israeli government says, 300,000 Soviet immigrants will arrive in 1991--

100,000 less than earlier projections. Many Arabs fear the influx will displace Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories.

Soviet Immigration (Immigration in thousands) Feb. ’91--PROJECTION: 5,000-10,000 Source: Israeli Consulate