The Jewish Federation of Broward County, which earlier this year committed to raising $100,000 to provide assistance to struggling Ethiopian Jews, recently allocated over $30,000 for immediate emergency use. Conditions in Ethiopia have worsened following more than a year of war and
Israel must bring all of the 14,100 Ethiopian Jews who have been awaiting aliyah, in some cases for decades. Otherwise Israel will be partially responsible for deaths which could have been avoided.
Amid an escalating civil war in Ethiopia, Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday announced it would begin evacuating the families of its diplomats stationed in the African country. The Israeli diplomats themselves will continue to work at the Addis Ababa embassy,
From the Jerusalem Post Newspaper:By Melissa RadlerJune 27, 2001 A community compound for 10,000 Ethiopian Jews awaiting aliyah to Israel opened yesterday in the nation’s northern Gondar province. Sponsored by New York-based advocacy group Struggle to Save Ethiopian Jewry (SSEJ), the
In continuation of the family reunification initiative “Operation Tzur Israel” (“Operation Rock of Israel”), nearly 300 new Ethiopian olim landed in Israel on March 11, joining the other 1,700 Ethiopians who arrived in Israel since last year.
The first flight of Operation Rock of Israel brought 316 members of the Falash Mura community from Ethiopia to Israel early on Thursday together with Aliyah Minister Pnina Tamano Shata and they were greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by Prime
Tomorrow (Thursday) the aliyah operation “Tzur Israel” will officially begin with the landing of the first flight, which will bring the rest of the Ethiopian Jews, who have been struggling for about 20 years to unite with their families. “This
“Israel has been slow to admit Ethiopians whose ancestors converted to Christianity, not seeing them as fully Jewish even if they practice Judaism.”