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  • Plight of Jews in Ethiopia Continues, Conference is Told

    Since “Operation Moses,” the secret airlift which-brought some 10,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel between November, 1984, and January, 1985, there has appeared to be a public perception that the plight of Ethiopian Jewry has been solved. But the some 100 persons attending a National Conference on Ethiopian Jewry at the Capitol Hill Hyatt here were… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Ethiopian Jews in Israel Star in Israel-american Little League

    Baseball may be America’s national pastime, but it certainly is getting a lot of attention in Israel these days–especially from some young Ethiopians who play for a team called the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) All-Stars. Even though these children had never seen a baseball or bat in their lives, they have shown an… More ▸

  • Undeterred by Terrorist Threats, 267 Uia Delegates Attended Recent Jewish Agency Assembly in Jerusal

    Undeterred by threats of terrorism, some 267 leaders of American Jewry, representing 46 Jewish Federations and various Zionist organizations throughout the U.S., attended the recently-held Jewish Agency Assembly in Jerusalem as members of the United Israel Appeal delegation. As active participants in the Assembly’s deliberations, UIA delegates were responsible for the passage of more resolutions… More ▸

  • New UJA Chairman Outlines Objectives

    Martin Stein, the newly elected national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, called Monday for the creation of a “united Jewish agenda and a united Jewish front” to meet the many challenges facing the Jewish people. He told reporters at a news conference at UJA headquarters here that he believes that the UJA is “the… More ▸

  • Rabbinical Assembly Sets Up Unit to Rescue Remaining Jews in Ethiopia

    The Rabbinical Assembly, the organization of Conservative rabbis, announced here Thursday that it set up a new committee to rescue the estimated 10,000 Jews remaining in Ethiopia from what they said was religious intolerance, famine, disease, forced resettlement The 1,200 members of the RA, attending their 86th annual convention, said they will seek aid from… More ▸

  • Remaining Jews in Ethiopia Said to Have Little Chance of Leaving for Israel

    David Korn, a former ranking U.S. diplomatic official in Ethiopia, believes the estimated 8-10,000 Jews remaining in that country have little prospects of leaving for Israel. “The days of mass Jewish emigration (from Ethiopia) are over,” Korn told the annual plenary meeting of the International Council of B’nai B’rith (ICBB) here. He suggested that Jewish… More ▸

  • Prospects for Emigration of Jews from Ethiopia Are Grim, U.S. Official Says

    A state Department official said Monday that the prospects for the emigration of the some 9,000 Jews who still remain in Ethiopia are grim and that the situation is not likely to change in the near future. “Ethiopian Jewry’s present situation is without prospects at all,” Princeton Lyman, United States Assistant Secretary of State for… More ▸

  • News Brief

    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… More ▸