Bar Ilan University and Haifa University are accredited and internationally recognized establishments. There is no reason why their graduates would be discriminated in the U.S. or would be forced to eat of dumpsters there. Surely, the academia in the U.S. is deeply underfunded and extremely competitive. But their credentials or country of origin wouldn't stop them.I think it is more or less the same way with Israeli graduates from places like Bar Ilan univ and Haifa univ. who immigrate to the US. There are a few well known institues which are recognized, and the rest simply are not.
The fact that others were treated like cr@p is a disgrace, and no reason to repeat that. This said, when people who never called or considered themselves Russian come to their homeland to escape discrimination, only to be called "Russians" and be discriminated because of it, that's anti-Zionism. When Arabs who hate this country are considered Israelis and Jews who came here to live in the Jewish states are told that they are "Russians" and not real Israelis, that's anti-Zionism. And it shouldn't surprise anyone that Jews from the FSU don't like that and would prefer to do little with people who discriminate against them in this way or would look for fair opportunities elsewhere. I can assure you, most of them didn't come to Israel to become "Russians".I really really don't think that olim from the past were better recevied by the country. Maybe the "anti-Zionist" label is also applicable to the olim, who come here less out of ideology, and more out of necessity/opportunism and are much less resistened to obstacles?