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Indian Jews Making Aliyah Via Cairo

Jews from India are immigrating to Israel by way of Cairo according to a report Wednesday in the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot.

According to the newspaper’s Arab affairs correspondent, Smadar Peri, the Egyptian authorities confirmed for the first time Tuesday that immigrants from India are using Cairo as a transit point.

The Egyptian opposition magazine Al Sha’ab disclosed this week that 130 Jews from Bombay have landed in Cairo this month on the way to Israel. It published their names and passport numbers.

According to the magazine, 70 Jews from Bombay passed through Cairo on June 16 and another 60 on June 23.

Israel and India have low-level diplomatic relations. Israel maintains a one-man consulate in Bombay, but has no representation in New Delhi, the capital. India has no mission of its own in Israel.

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