Gibraltar Couple Say Most Fellow-jews Planning to Settle in Israel

About two-thirds of Gibraltar’s Jewish community of 600, all young people, are expected to emigrate to Israel within the next few years, it was reported here last night by a young Jewish couple who just arrived from the British Crown Colony. According to David and Esther Hassan deterioration of business since the Spanish border was closed seven years is the main reason why the Jews want to leave, Most of Gibraltar’s Jewish community run small businesses. The Hassans, whose families have live on the “Rock” for generations, ran a mens’ apparel shop and a boutique. They said that Gibraltar Jews are well organized and have become-Zionist-minded in recent years. They see emigration to Israel as the only way cut of their difficulties, the Hassans said.

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