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Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and Operation Moses, the rescue mission that brought 10,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel, were co-recipients Wednesday night of the 1985 $100,000 Jabotinsky Award at a ceremony at the headquarters of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. The award, established in 1983, is given for extraordinary efforts in “defense of the rights of the Jewish people.” Eryk Spektor, chairman of the Jabotinsky Foundation, announced that the $50,000 part of the award given to Operation Moses will be used to create 50 Jabotinsky scholarships at Israeli institutions of higher education for young Ethiopian Jews in Israel.

(By Yitzhak Rabi)

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