always said it was not need-
ed," Vitkin said.
His father worked for a
military firm until a year
ago, Vitkin said, and it is
unlikely that he would be
able to emigrate. "All my
father's friends now have
papers from Israel and are
looking to leave despite hav-
ing real good jobs," he said.
"Even my uncle, who said he
would never leave, is now
trying to get out."
The Vitkins are
unemployed. Mrs. Vitkin
was a special education
speech specialist in the
Soviet Union and she joked,
through the interpreter, that
it is ironic that she now has
language problems. "But in
spite of all that, we are glad
we brought our (9-year-old)
"We thank everyone who
is helping us," Vitkin said.
"We never expected such
support. But we worry about
our famili6s in Len-
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Jerusalem (JTA) — Ethio-
pian Jews having a hard
time adjusting to life in
Israel worry that, with na-
tional attention focused on
the new influx of emigres
from the Soviet Union, their
needs will be neglected.
Members of the govern-
ment coordinating team on
immigration and absorption
heard such fears expressed
by Ethiopian immigrants
during a recent visit to ab-
sorption centers in Kiryat
Gat and Ashkelon.
The Ethiopians also com-
plained they are not being
allowed to settle where they
wish. An example was their
experience with Ma'alot.
The Ethiopians wanted to
settle in the Galilee devel-
opment town, but the town
council rejected them. The
African community there
said it was unfair to demand
that they bear the burden of
absorbing Ethiopian Jews
with their adjustment
They changed their mind
after a public uproar, but
' resentment persists on both
Many immigrants refuse
to leave the absorption
centers. They say they are
not allowed to move where
they want and that they will
not be forced to live
The authorities are now
considering eviction orders.
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