TEL AVIV (Jul. 11)
The 80 members of the United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Mission watched today the arrival of three plane loads of new immigrants from three centers.
Moving scenes occurred at Lydda airport as relatives met the newcomers. After a brief stay at the airport, where the immigrants were given refreshments and talked with UJA mission members, they were taken to their new homes in various parts of the country. Members of the Israel Army Women’s Corps were on hand at the airport to help the newcomers with their children and belongings.
Each newcomer was given an identity card, a six-months paid-up health insurance certificate and money for initial arrangements. Earlier, the UJA members heard a report from Air Force Commander Ezer Weizmann who told them that “despite the fact that the combined Arab air force has numerical superiority over Israel’s air arm, experts who know the shape of Israel’s air force know that the Arabs live in a quite dangerous area.”