JERUSALEM (Oct. 12)
A total of 11,580 immigrants arrived in Israel between October 1952, and September 1953, a Jewish Agency spokesman announced today at a press conference.
On current immigration problems, he revealed that arrangements were being made to fly to Israel 170 Yemenite Jews, who are still in the desert outside Aden, as soon as they are allowed to enter the British protectorate. He said these people had celebrated the High Holidays in the desert. He also said that the Agency plans to resume immigration of Persian Jews, using planes during the coming winter months.
Of the Agency’s colonization activities, he reported that 49 settlements had been established in the October-September year, including one in the Negev bearing the name of the late Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel.