Zimbabwe: 'Jews to Be Airlifted Out'

June 13, 2008

Author: Ralph Mutema

Source: The Zimbabwe Guardian


A MISSION to airlift some members of the Zimbabwean Jewish community to Israel is alleged to have been launched by the Jewish Agency, according to a report published in the Jewish Chronicle.

"Staff have spoken individually to every member of the 350-strong community and are believed to be making arrangements for their removal at short notice," reports the paper.

The details of the airlift are said to be a closely guarded secret. Zimbabwe and Israel have close diplomatic ties although there is no Jewish embassy in the country.