When Ida Nudel, one of the Soviet Union's most celebrated refuseniks, arrives in Israel Thursday on industrialist Armand Hammer's plane, among those greeting her in her new homeland will be peripatetic activist Jane Fonda and her husband Tom Hayden. Nudel, 56, who had been struggling for 16 years to emigrate to Israel, will live there with her only living relative, her sister Elana Friedman.

Fonda and Hayden were actively involved in attempting to persuade Soviet authorities to permit Nudel to emigrate. Three years ago they traveled to Moscow and met with Nudel and then argued her cause in a meeting with Rudolph Kuznetsov, head of the Soviet emigration agency. Nudel learned just this month, on Yom Kippur, that she could join her sister in Israel. Fonda is expected to speak at a greeting ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv that is to include top Israeli officials. And Secretary of State George Shultz was probably surprised when he received a letter from Fonda thanking him for making the Nudel case an issue in his discussions with the Soviets. Out and About

Fallen PTL founder Jim Bakker and his wife Tammy Faye left their Tennessee mountain chalet yesterday to be with Bakker's 81-year-old father, who was in intensive care at a Pineville, N.C., hospital suffering from internal bleeding.

Raleigh Bakker, 81, collapsed Sunday and was hemmorhaging severely when he was rushed to Mercy Hospital South in Pineville. "The doctor says it may be diverticulosis or possibly an ulcer," Bakker's brother, Norm, said.

Jim and Tammy Bakker spent the night in the Tega Cay parsonage, from which they were evicted weeks ago by the PTL leadership under the Rev. Jerry Falwell. "We're just going to stay until my father is out of the woods and that's all," Jim Bakker said. "We may have a press conference here in town tomorrow. We're going to announce something about our future" ...

Sen. Howard Metzenbaum was rushed to a hospital in Toledo yesterday when he became ill during breakfast. Doctors said he was suffering from indigestion and the Ohio Democrat returned to Washington in the afternoon, canceling the Senate Labor subcommittee hearings he was going to conduct at the University of Toledo on health care costs ...

Hizzoner Marion Barry isn't going to be too pleased with the recent New Republic magazine cover caricature titled "The Imperial Mayor." Barry is portrayed as a Caesar, wearing a laurel wreath and holding a rolled-up $100 bill in his hand while an overripe, underdressed maiden pops a grape into his mouth ...

Clint Eastwood doesn't look like much of a conversationalist, nor does he give the appearance of a man who would be a lot of fun at a party. But when the Hickory Farms cheese and sausage company conducted a survey offering six choices for favorite party host, "Hang 'Em High" Mayor Eastwood of Carmel, Calif., was voted the host with the most. And to the 700 from across the country who participated in the survey, the least attractive choice was "Material Girl" Madonna. Maybe they thought she would bring her petulant husband Sean Penn along. The other selections, in order, were Johnny Carson, Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Murphy and Cybill Shepherd. Now who would pick Eastwood over Cybill Shepherd? The survey must have had too few men voting ...