Soviet Betar Leader Among New Arrivals; Rostov Jew Charged with Anti-soviet Acts

Another group of Jewish immigrants from Russia landed here this morning, among them a large number of children. They came via a chartered El Al jet from Vienna. One of the newcomers was David Yaffit, who was a leader in the Soviet Union of Betar. Yaffit spent several years in Siberian labor camps for his Zionist activities and was granted an exit visa only recently. He broke his leg before departure but insisted on making the trip. He was removed from the plane on a stretcher and taken to a hospital. Reliable sources reported that charges of conducting anti-Soviet propaganda have been filed against a 45-year-old Jew in Rostov. Lazar Liubarski, who has been pressing for a visa to emigrate to Israel. Several days ago 70 new immigrants arrived by ship at Haifa from South America. The vessel also landed 300 Latin American tourists.

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