Last Large Ethiopian Airlift Arrives

Ad Feedback - TEL AVIV, Israel - The last official group of Ethiopian Jews to immigrate to Israel with the help of The Jewish Agency arrived Tuesday.

According to Jewish Agency Chairman Zeev Bielski, today's flight brings an end to nearly 30 years of state-sponsored efforts to assist Ethiopian Jews to move to Israel.

Bielski said the Israeli government may still help an estimated 1,400 family members of Ethiopians who had already immigrated to apply for citizenship to be reunited with their families.

But the large-scale immigration that brought some 120,000 Falash Mura to Israel over the years has come to a close, according to Bielski.

Bielski said the Israeli Ethiopian community had many needs that the government needs to address.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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