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Plight of Ethiopian Jews

A scathing indictment of those leaders in Israel and in the World Zionist movement who fail to engage in vigorous action to rescue the remnants of the Falasha Jews in Ethiopia was made by Dr. Graenum Berger, founder and executive vice president of the American Association for Ethiopian (Falashas) Jews, who has recently brought to Israel 32 Falasha Jews with funds raised by his own organization.

Addressing a joint forum of the American Jewish League for Israel and Hadassah Associates, Berger asserted that after 32 years of existence Israel only has 370 Falasha Jews, an infinitesimal number considering that “tens of thousands of Falasha Jews have been slaughtered in recent years and many sold into slavery with more thousands languishing in prisons.” He warned that unless drastic rescue efforts are launched, the estimated 20,000 remaining Falasha survivors will share the fate of their brethren.

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