After months of fits and starts, advocates for Ethiopian aliyah are hoping that a visit to Ethiopia by a key Israeli official will help convince the prime minister to authorize the aliyah of thousands of additional Ethiopians.
The 125,000 Ethiopians who live in Israel immigrated here in dribs and drabs. When Ethiopians first started coming to Israel in the 1970s, some members of Israelâ€™s political elite referred to us as â€œtemporary migrant workers.â€ Things began to change only during the waves of aliyah in the 1980s, under Menachem Beginâ€™s Likud government. The […]
The era of large-scale Ethiopian aliyah is over, the Jewish Agency for Israel said. The last official airlift of Ethiopian Jews was scheduled to land in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, bringing to an end a state-organized campaign that began nearly 30 years ago and brought in some 120,000 immigrants from the east African nation. The […]