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August 21, 1992 - Image 47

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-08-21

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Tears Flow
At Reunion

Lod, Israel (JTA) — Tears
flowed last week when 60
Yugoslav children who had
been evacuated to Israel
were reunited with their
parents at Ben-Gurion Air-
port.
The children, among 170
Yugoslav youths who have
lived in Jewish Agency
youth villages since arriving
in Israel two months ago,
were bused to the airport at
3 a.m. Despite the late hour,
they were wide awake, their
eyes bright with anticipa-
tion.
The emotional reunion
took place an hour later,
once the passengers of Flight
368, which had come from
Budapest, passed through
customs. As their parents
waited expectantly, the chil-
dren were ushered into the
large terminal.
For a moment, parents and
children scanned the room,
looking for a familiar face.
Then, with a wave and a
shout, they ran into each
other's arms. Flashbulbs
popped as a dozen photogra-
phers snapped the teary em-
braces.
Ana Yankovich, 15, clut-
ched her mother's hand and
said, "It hurts to be so far
away from my family. We're
very close." Her mother
nodded and said, "As long as
we are together, things will
be fine. The location isn't
important."
Asked whether she is con-
sidering aliyah, Ana's
mother shrugged her
shoulders. "I don't know;
probably not. Ana will finish
out the school year here and
then hopefully return to
Belgrade."
But Ana said she had come
to see Israel as home. "I hope
to make aliyah someday, but
it will be with my own chil-
dren," she said.
Most of the parents will be
in the country for two weeks,
at the invitation of the Jew-
ish Agency. The agency
hopes that this short "pilot
trip" will encourage them to
join their children in Israel,
permanently.
"The children have been
with us about two months,
and they are thriving," said
Vicki Angel, who coor-
dinated the trip. "We hope
that once the parents see
Israel and how well their
children have adjusted to life
here, they will make
aliyah."
Of the 120 Jews from the
former Yugoslavia who have
come on pilot trips since last
November, more than half
have moved to Israel.

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