Thursday, July 29, 2004

Making Aliyah

A small group of 200 Jews left France and arrived to live in Israel yesterday. They were met by Israeli PM Ariel Sharon and Opposition leader Shimon Peres at Ben Gurion Airport. The reaction:
"'Welcome to Israel,' Sharon said, 'welcome home.'"

And one of the emigres' main reasons for leaving: "As one émigré told CBS News Correspondent Mark Philips: 'You wear something to say you are Jewish and you have difficulty. We are afraid. It's simply that we are afraid.'"

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