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Despite Claims, Official Insists Ethiopian Aliyah Continues

Ethiopian Jewish community leader notes that despite reports that Aliyah has ended, dozens still arrive every month.

Despite Claims, Official Insists Ethiopian Aliyah Continues

Ethiopian Plane Lands Safely After Hijack Attempt

Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis Ababa to Rome lands safely in Geneva Monday morning, after being hijacked by co-pilot.

Ethiopian Plane Lands Safely After Hijack Attempt

African Leaders Try to Negotiate Peace in South Sudan

Flaring violence since December 15 in struggle between President Salva Kiir and former deputy Riek Machar. Over 1,000 thought to be dead.

African Leaders Try to Negotiate Peace in South Sudan

Mandela Mossad Links Denied

Letter in Israel state archives indicates Mandela received training in “judo, sabotage and weaponry” in 1962.

Mandela Mossad Links Denied

Ethiopian Infiltrators Surrender In Saudi Arabia Crackdown

Roughly 23,000 Ethiopians turn themselves in to authorities in Saudi Arabia following crackdown on illegal workers.

Ethiopian Infiltrators Surrender In Saudi Arabia Crackdown

Video & Photos: 20,000 Race in 2013 Int’l Jerusalem Marathon

Jerusalem-blue skies graced the filmed run of more than 20,000 racers from 52 countries in the Jerusalem Winner Int'l Marathon Friday.

Video & Photos: 20,000 Race in 2013 Int’l Jerusalem Marathon

Youth Infiltrators Escape from Holding Facility

Six youths aged between 14 and 18, who infiltrated from Ethiopia and Eritrea, escape from holding facility. Two have been caught.

Youth Infiltrators Escape from Holding Facility

Israeli Volunteers Provide Free Surgery to Thousands in Ethiopia

The Israeli volunteer organization Eye from Zion is providing free cataract surgery to thousands of people in Ethiopia.

Israeli Volunteers Provide Free Surgery to Thousands in Ethiopia

'Mock Seders' to Real Seders in Absorption Centers

Ethiopian immigrants held “mock seders” in absorption centers throughout the country to mark their first Passover in Israel.

'Mock Seders' to Real Seders in Absorption Centers

Israel Appoints First Ever Ethiopian Ambassador

Foreign Ministry announces that Ethiopian-born Beylanesh Zevadia will serve as Israel's ambassador to Ethiopia.

Israel Appoints First Ever Ethiopian Ambassador

Ethiopian Exile for Yemen's Saleh

Aides close to ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh say he will be retiring to an Addis Ababa villa in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Exile for Yemen's Saleh

UNSC Targets Somalia's Al-Shabab

An African Union peacekeeping force fighting al-Shabab will receive more authority and funds to fight terror in Somalia.

UNSC Targets Somalia's Al-Shabab

Ethiopia Joins Fight Against Al Shabab Terrorists in Somalia

Ethiopian troops entered neighboring Somalia Sunday to help in the fight against radical Islamist terrorists from the al-Shabab group.

Ethiopia Joins Fight Against Al Shabab Terrorists in Somalia

80 Ethiopian Jews Arrested at Protest in Addis Ababa

80 Ethiopian Jews arrested during a demonstration near the Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa, where they demanded Israeli citizenship.

80 Ethiopian Jews Arrested at Protest in Addis Ababa

Falash Mura Held Up by Chicken Pox

A Knesset Committee learned today that the Aliyah of the Falash Mura tribe from Ethiopia is being delayed by chicken pox.

Falash Mura Held Up by Chicken Pox

Media Biased against Ethiopian Immigrants, Study Says

The media favor Soviet bloc immigrants and are biased against Ethiopians, according to a new Haifa University study.

Media Biased against Ethiopian Immigrants, Study Says

Sharansky Welcomes 75 New Immigrants from Ethiopia

Former Prisoner of Zion Natan Sharansky made his official debut as head of the Jewish Agency this week by welcoming new immigrants from Ethiopia.

Sharansky Welcomes 75 New Immigrants from Ethiopia