Viet Nam

  • Vietnamese Team Visits Israel

    Israel is moving slowly toward establishing diplomatic relations with Vietnam, according to official sources in Jerusalem. A Vietnamese trade mission, currently visiting Israel, met Sunday with the director-general of the Foreign Ministry, Yosef Hadass, and both sides voiced the hope that diplomatic relations would soon be established. The Vietnamese said there was no reason for… More ▸

  • Vietnamese ‘boat People’ in Israel Mark the ‘year of the Pig’

    The “Year of the Pig” was celebrated in Israel this week. It was marked by the 330-member Vietnamese community — the “boat people” — who fled the Communist regime in Vietnam and were granted refuge by Israel in 1977 after being denied haven by their neighbors in southeast Asia. The Vietnamese held a party of… More ▸

  • Jewish Children’s Home Adopts Vietnamese Refugees

    A group of 10 Vietnamese youngsters have been “adopted” by a French Jewish children’s home which expects to take in more Vietnamese refugees. The first group, aged between 15 and 18, were brought to France by the Red Cross, and the Laversine Jewish Children’s Home offered to take in several dozen Vietnamese refugees. The home,… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Jewish Involvement with the Boat People, Vietnamese Refugees

    Here in Hong Kong, in this Far East jewel where East and West are compacted into districts of up to 400,000 per square mile, living in cramped high-rise housing, the letters “HIAS” would naturally catch my eye. They were imprinted alongside the name “Tran Thach Kien.” Inside the plastic bog he carried were the identification… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Jewish Involvement with the Boat People, Vietnamese Refugees

    “To be along the Thailand-Cambodian border in January 1980, is to see death, hunger and hope all rolled into one,” said Rabbi Steven Jacobs of Temple Judea in Tarzana, California. “It is the Holocaust.” It is there, moreover, that this writer learned that the final act may soon be played out Within the next few… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Jewish Involvement with the Boat People, Vietnamese Refugees

    Like much else in the Orient, even the story of Jewish involvement in concern and help for the “boat people” must come to Hong Kong, this “fragrant harbor” where more than four-and-a-half million persons, packed into 404 square miles of land, have created a modern urban miracle, especially since only about 70 square miles are… More ▸

  • Israelis Rescue Vietnamese Refugees

    An Israeli merchant vessel rescued 41 Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea today after their boat sank in a storm, Israel Radio reported. The Israeli container ship, Zim Sydney, responded to a message by an American plane which spotted the refugees in a life boat, according to the report. After rescuing the refugees the… More ▸

  • Begin Urges Haven for Vietnamese Refugees

    Premier Menachem Begin called on the nations of the world today to admit Vietnamese refugees and said Israel would be prepared to do its share on a proportional basis. Addressing the opening session of the Zionist General Council meeting here, he proposed that the heads of state inform the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,… More ▸

  • Rome’s Jewish Community Offers to ‘adop.t’ Vietnamese Refugee Family

    Rome’s 10,000 member Jewish community has offered to “adopt.” a family of Vietnamese refugees, one of the thousands of so-called “boat people” who have fled their native country and live afloat off Asian shores waiting for some country to accept them. The community intends to provide housing, jobs and all other necessary support for the… More ▸