Falashas to Get Matzo from Israel

With Passover just a week away, Mordechai Ben-Porat announced today that the Falasha Jews of Ethiopia will get their matzo supply from Israel. Ben-Porat, a Minister-Without-Portfolio, did not disclose how the matzos would reach the Falashas inasmuch as Israel has no diplomatic relations with Ethiopia.

An Israeli Falasha who recently visited Ethiopia, reported that the condition of the Falashas there was bad and some are actually starving. He said they appealed to their “Zionist brethren” for help. A group of Israelis who visited some Falasha communities earlier this year, reported last month that their condition was no worse than that of other Ethiopians.

Meanwhile, the Public Council for Falasha Jews, meeting here today, reported that the American Council for the Falashas would help establish a settlement for them in the Judaean mountains near Jerusalem. The Council elected Mayor Eliahu Nawi of Beersheba as its honorary president.

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