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  • U.S. Praised for Its Role in Weekend Airlift of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan

    Two leading American Jewish organizations today praised the United States for its role in the secret airlift of hundreds of Ethiopian Jews from the Sudan to Israel over the weekend. But at the same time they sought to keep a tight lid on any further public disclosure of details of the operation beyond what has… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Olim Need Their Roots and Their Past

    “A tree without roots will not grow. New branches will sprout only if the roots are preserved. The mistake made during the 1950’s in the absorption of the mass aliya of Jews from North Africa was to try to destroy our roots and erase our past,” said Eli Amir, the new director-general of Youth Aliya…. More ▸

  • Belgian Firm That Airlifted Ethiopian Jews is Facing an Arab Boycott

    Trans European Airways (TEA), the Belgian charter company that airlifted about 7,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel since last November, is facing an Arab boycott and possible blacklisting by the Arab League. The airlift, which carried the refugees from Khartoum, Sudan to Tel Aviv, with an obligatory stopover at Brussels, was terminated earlier this month because… More ▸