Following the massacre at Tel Aviv's Lod Airport on Tuesday (May 30) in which three Japanese gunmen shot down one hundred people.
Following the massacre at Tel Aviv's Lod Airport on Tuesday (May 30) in which three Japanese gunmen shot down one hundred people. killing 27 - other Japanese have been anxiously demonstrating that the terrorist action was the work of a few fanatical members of the "Unified Red Army" group, working in conjunction with the Palestinian guerrillas.
Among these who condemned the action were not only officials Japanese Government and diplomatic sources - but also many other Japanese who work and live in Israel. Among them are two couples who have been working in the Quiryat Anavim Kibbutz Near Tel Aviv. They have recently applied for permanent residence in Israel. Our film shows them working side by side with Israeli Kibbutz workers today (Friday).
SYNOPSIS: The Quiryat Anavim Kibbutz near Tel Aviv - where, following Tuesday's attack by three Japanese gunmen on passengers at Lod Airport, other Japanese have been joining in the condemnation of the terrorist act. These Japanese have been living and working with the Israelis - and have now applied for permanent residences in Israel. To them, the guerilla not in which their countrymen killed twenty-seven innocent bystanders and injured dozens more, has been more than a political act. It has meant n attack on their very way of life among the Israelis.
Many of the Japanese living in Israel, came originally through religious beliefs or to study the history of the country. But, after living and working side by side with the Israelis, the country has become their home as well. While official Japanese Government and diplomatic sources are offering their condolences, to the Since-Israelis in Quiryat Anavim the best expression of their sympathy is in continuing to work in the farms and the vineyards of the kibbutz.