TEL AVIV (Jul. 8)
More than 320 new immigrants, most of them from Russia and Latin America, arrived in Israel during the last two days. A group of over 200, the majority Russian. were quickly cleared by Absorption Ministry officials at Lydda Airport early Thursday morning and sent to absorption centers throughout the country. Others in the group came from Latin America, India, Iran, the U.S. and Canada. One hundred and twenty Latin American immigrants, mostly from Argentina and Brazil arrived separately yesterday on an El Al flight from Rome. They had traveled to Italy by ship, but could not get a connection to Israel and had to be picked up by planes arranged for by the Absorption Ministry.