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        7/26/2011, Tammuz 24, 5771

      20th Anniversary of Operation Solomon


      The Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem will hold an evening of appreciation to former prime minister Yitzchak Shamir to mark the 20th anniversary of Operation Solomon, which airlifted more than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in the space of 36 hours.

      The evening will feature films about the operation and the former prime minister, a humorous sketch about the operation, songs by members of the Ethiopian community and an exhibition of authentic handcrafts. Doors open at 7:30. The program begins at 8:00.