Menu JTA Search

Yugoslav Jews Arrive in Israel

A flight from Budapest due here on Thursday night will bring 77 immigrants from war-torn Yugoslavia, the Jewish Agency announced.

About 10 percent of Yugoslavia’s 5,500 Jews have come to Israel since civil war broke out in that country, though not all are immigrants.

The latest arrivals will bring the total to 655, of whom 404 are classified as olim and 151 are children unaccompanied by their parents. A group of 75 children arrived on June 12 to study at the Jewish Agency’s Youth Aliyah schools.

In addition, 100 Yugoslavian Jews have arrived as tourists.