Where are they now? / From Saigon to the Sea of Galilee
Israel may be ‘a very strange land,’ but for a family of Vietnamese refugees it has become home.
Nee Wong first began to suspect that her parents were planning to flee Vietnam when they suddenly enrolled her in a swimming course – “so that I wouldn’t drown at sea if the boat capsized,” explains the petite, elegantly dressed woman with short black hair. But Wong, who was 14, never expected to end up in Israel. “It was a land I thought existed only in Biblical stories,” recalls the 48-year-old Vietnamese-born...
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