'Children of Tehran' challenge State bureaucracy in court
ynetnews.com / Vered Lubitch

The Tel Aviv District Court on Thursday held its first hearing in the case of "The Children of Tehran," seven years after the lawsuit was filed.

The "Children of Tehran" was the name given to a group of orphaned children gathered in Europe in the midst of World War II by the Jewish Agency and smuggled to via Tehran in 1943.

The plaintiffs claimed that the State has been deliberately stalling their case for years in hopes they won't survive to collect the funds. The State, on its part, claimed they were not entitled to the compensation because they arrive in Israel during the war.

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