But this time, they let them stay.

From Ynet:

A cruise liner carrying some 300 Jewish passengers docked in the Israeli port of Haifa on Thursday in a symbolic re-enactment of an attempt by European Jews to settle in British mandate Palestine 60 years ago.

Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav told the mostly French passengers, some of them relatives of those on the original ship: “This re-enactment shows that the Zionist enterprise is not yet over, we have a lot of work to do and without you we would not be able to do it.”(MORE)

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