Viet Nam

  • Vietnamese Refugees Arrive

    After a 17 haut flight from Manila 102 Vietnamese refugees arrive via Athens at Ben Gurion Airport this morning. They were greeted by Absorption and Housing Minister David Levy who headed a large delegation of Israelis and former Vietnamese refugees who settled in Israel in 1977. “We shall provide you with solid land to step… More ▸

  • Vietnamese Refugees Being Selected

    The selection of 100 Vietnamese refugees that Israel has agreed to admit will be made in Manila by the representatives of various international refugee aid organizations in cooperation with the Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines, Moshe Raviv, it was announced yesterday. The inter ministerial committee in charge of the project said the refugees will arrive… More ▸

  • Plea to Aid Vietnamese Refugees Brings Flood of Calls to Federation

    The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago was swamped with hundreds of telephone calls one day last week in response to a plea to help Vietnamese refugees, Federation officials reported The telephone number of the Federation was given in the course of a program on the local CBS-TV station featuring the plight of the refugees. However,… More ▸

  • Plans Being Developed to Absorb 100 Vietnamese Refugees

    A special committee of ministerial officials held its first meeting today to develop plans for the absorption of 100 Vietnamese refugees who will be admitted to Israel. The Cabinet decided by majority vote yesterday to grant entry to the refugees as a symbolic gesture. The immediate problem is where to settle them. The committee appointed… More ▸

  • Israel Ready to Help Rescue and Rehabilitate Vietnamese Refugees

    Israel said here that it was prepared to offer its experience in the rescue and rehabilitation of refugees to assist in international efforts to aid the homeless refugees (“Boat People”) from Vietnam. Joel Barromi, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations here, made that statement during the special conference on refugees in Southeast Asia convened by… More ▸

  • Some Vietnamese Planning to Leave

    Eleven of the 66 Vietnamese refugees given asylum by Israel are planning to leave soon to settle in Iran, Uzi Narkiss, the head of the World Zionist Organization immigration department, reported to the WZO Executive yesterday. Narkiss said the Vietnamese were living and studying Hebrew at the absorption center at Ofakim, near Beersheba. He noted… More ▸

  • Vietnamese Refugees Arrive in Israel

    A group of 66 Vietnamese refugees who were rescued by an Israeli freighter in the South China Sea June 9 arrived today in Israel. The refugees, who were greeted by Yehuda Avner, a special representative of Premier Menachem Begin, were happy to be in Israel, the only country that offered them a haven. But as… More ▸

  • Begin Offers Haven to 66 Vietnamese

    Premier Menachem Begin’s first official act after his government was sworn into office last night was to announce that Israel would provide a haven for 66 Vietnamese refugees rescued at sea by the Israeli freighter Yuvali last week. The refugees, whose own craft sank, have been denied entry by Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan and… More ▸

  • Israeli Haven for 66 Vietnamese

    A Foreign Ministry spokesman said last night that Israel will provide a temporary haven for 66 Vietnamese refugees rescued by the Israeli freighter Yoveli in the South China Sea last week after their craft sank. The authorities in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan have denied them permission to land. The spokesman stressed that the Israeli… More ▸