LONDON (Jul. 22)
Forty-five Israelis were among the more than 1500 foreign nationals flown out of Cyprus by the British Royal Air Force last night and today and brought to London. The 37 Israelis who arrived last night were met by Gideon Rafael, Israeli Ambassador in London, and Chaim Gomma, the Consul General, who arranged for hotels and took care of their other needs.
A spokesman for the group told the JTA that they, and the rest of the Israelis in Cyprus, had been looked after by the British army. “They could not have been more friendly or more efficient. It was a classical British improvisation in a humanitarian cause.”
The spokesman also said that those who arrived here included the members of the Society of Naturalists in Israel (Agudat Hovevei Tevah) who had been touring Cyprus as part of their summer program. The rest of the estimated 250 Israelis on Cyprus will also be brought to England by the RAF. Arrangements are being made by the Consulate to get seats for them on El Al flights to Israel.