Israeli Ambassador pays visit to Deryneia

Ambassador of Israel in Cyprus, Oren Anolik, visited on Wednesday the Municipality of Deryneia, where he met with the mayor and the members of the Municipal Council.

The Israeli Ambassador had the opportunity to visit a series of museums in the municipality and listen to stories on how the people of Deryneia aided Jews to flee and go to Israel in the 1940s.

A written statement by the Municipality says that Mayor of Deryneia, Andros Karayiannis, and Ambassador of Israel, Oren Anolik, discussed about the important role of Deryneia in aiding Jews to flee and go to the newly established state of Israel.

It is added that Deryneia demonstrated solidarity and helped persecuted Jews in Cyprus thus contributing to their return to Israel at the end of the 1940s.

The press release notes that the Ambassador of Israel was impressed by the stories of the descendants of the people of Deryneia, who helped Jews with every means at their disposal, hosting them in their homes and land until they boarded ships for their final destination, Israel.

Source: Cyprus News Agency