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News and updates about Ethiopian Jews

Pilot program accelerates acclimation of Ethiopian olim

Aliyah Ministry and Jewish Agency initiative, with Support from UJA-Federation New York, to place Ethiopian olim in new apartments.

Pilot program accelerates acclimation of Ethiopian olim

Lod:

Ethiopian cultural center torched, two arrested

Mixed Jewish-Arab city has been a flashpoint of nationalistic crime in the past.

Ethiopian cultural center torched, two arrested

Op-ed:

The Israel bug

What is the common denominator between Jews from the US, Ethiopia, Russia, and Burma? And the Jews who came from so many other lands? Op-ed.

The Israel bug

Ethiopian Jews reunited with family in Israel after decades

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Israeli ministries bring 150 Ethiopian Jews to Israel

Ethiopian Jews reunited with family in Israel after decades

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews arrive in Israel: 'Historic decision'

An anthropologist and specialist on Ethiopian Jews says the government has taken decades to implement this decision.

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews arrive in Israel: 'Historic decision'

Herzog: We keep alive those who perished on their way to Israel

President Isaac Herzog spoke today at the state memorial ceremony for Ethiopian Jews who perished on their way to Israel.

Herzog: We keep alive those who perished on their way to Israel

Jewish Agency Passover Seders for Ukrainian Refugees, Ethiopians

Special Passover seders for hundreds of Ukrainian refugees and Ethiopian Jews who plan to make aliyah.

Jewish Agency Passover Seders for Ukrainian Refugees, Ethiopians

NIS 14m to rescue 77 Ethiopian 'Jews' - who weren't Jews at all

Group pretended to be fleeing war zone in Ethiopia to relatives in Israel. Most turned out to be Christian with no Jewish connection at all.

NIS 14m to rescue 77 Ethiopian 'Jews' - who weren't Jews at all

Pres. Herzog: 'We must bring rest of Ethiopian Jews - quickly'

Celebrating the Sigd festival, Pres. Herzog says, 'The Jews of Ethiopia did not wait around, but got up and took the initiative.'

Pres. Herzog: 'We must bring rest of Ethiopian Jews - quickly'

'Jews in Ethiopia are exposed to war'

Demonstrators demand government act to bring remaining Jews in Ethiopia to Israel.

'Jews in Ethiopia are exposed to war'

'Ethiopian Jews dreamed of Jerusalem but didn't see it'

Pres. Reuven Rivlin at ceremony honoring Ethiopian Jews who lost their lives on journey to Israel, condemns 'support for terrorism.'

'Ethiopian Jews dreamed of Jerusalem but didn't see it'

Israel launches Op. Zur Israel to bring 2,000 olim from Ethiopia

As civil war rages in Ethiopia, Israel begins operation to bring thousands of immigrants, with first group set to arrive next week.

Israel launches Op. Zur Israel to bring 2,000 olim from Ethiopia

Ethiopian-Israeli soccer stars vs leader of left-wing protests

Ethiopian Jewish soccer stars blast Amir Haskel, leader of left-wing anti-gov't protests, over his singling out Ethiopian police officers.

Ethiopian-Israeli soccer stars vs leader of left-wing protests

African American missionaries admit to targeting Ethiopian Jews

Bishop Plummer, an African American missionary, admits that he and his wife are deliberately targeting Ethiopian Jews because they're black.

African American missionaries admit to targeting Ethiopian Jews

Watch: 119 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

119 Ethiopian Jews fulfilled their dream of immigrating to Israel on Jerusalem Day.

Watch: 119 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

Memorial held for Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to Israel

President Rivlin, PM Netanyahu deliver remarks at the official memorial ceremony for Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to Israel.

Memorial held for Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to Israel

Sister of slain Ethiopian arrives in Israel

Sister of Solomon Tekah, who was killed by an off-duty police officer in Haifa, arrives in Israel thanks to efforts of Minister Uri Ariel.

Sister of slain Ethiopian arrives in Israel

Last Jews from South Sudan arrive in Israel

Family torn apart during Operation Moses reunites decades later in Israel.

Last Jews from South Sudan arrive in Israel

Film about rescue of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan comes to Netflix

Chris Evans stars in 'The Red Sea Diving Resort,' about Mossad agents who set up fake resort as front to smuggle Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

Film about rescue of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan comes to Netflix

Are the 'Ethiopian protests' really led by Ethiopians?

Far-left and Arab activists spotted participating in and in some cases leading the riots sparked by death of Ethiopian teenager.

Are the 'Ethiopian protests' really led by Ethiopians?

Israel gears up for new wave of protests

Protests by members of Ethiopian community planned across Israel beginning Wednesday afternoon, including road-blocking demonstrations.

Israel gears up for new wave of protests

Blocked by protesters, out of food and without baby's medicine

Beit Shemesh family stuck in traffic during Ethiopian community protests calls for help to get medication for baby with heart condition.

Blocked by protesters, out of food and without baby's medicine

83 injured as Ethiopian protesters riot across Israel

Dozens of police officers injured, along with protesters, passersby, and a fireman. Stones thrown, cars set on fire, and roads blocked.

83 injured as Ethiopian protesters riot across Israel

Israel marks Ethiopian Jews' Memorial Day

President, PM address memorial ceremony on Mt. Herzl for Ethiopian Jews who perished while attempting to make it to Israel.

Israel marks Ethiopian Jews' Memorial Day

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

New film recounts secret Mossad operation to rescue Ethiopian Jews via secret outpost on Sudanese coast.

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

'We will bring another 1,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel'

PM convenes Ministerial Committee on the Advancement and Integration of Israeli Citizens of Ethiopian Origin.

'We will bring another 1,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel'

Jewish diplomat who helped plan Operation Moses, dies at 82

American Jewish diplomat behind stunning 1984 airlift of Ethiopian Jews to Israel passes away at age 82.

Jewish diplomat who helped plan Operation Moses, dies at 82

Chief Rabbi: 'Edah's ban on Ethiopian employees is pure racism'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi blasts decision by prominent haredi court to ban Ethiopian Jews from wine production.

Chief Rabbi: 'Edah's ban on Ethiopian employees is pure racism'

Deri gives Ethiopian Jew, Bible Quiz contestant Israeli ID card

Ethiopian Jewish teenager whose father, siblings live in Israel, had been initially required to leave country after annual Bible quiz.

Deri gives Ethiopian Jew, Bible Quiz contestant Israeli ID card

Ethiopian Jewish Bible Quiz contestant won't be forced to leave

Representative of Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel's Bible Quiz granted residency status, after initially asked to leave country.

Ethiopian Jewish Bible Quiz contestant won't be forced to leave

Waiting to come to Israel, Ethiopians prepare for Pesach

Remaining Ethiopians waiting to immigrate to Israel prepare for Passover.

Waiting to come to Israel, Ethiopians prepare for Pesach

Funding of Ethiopian aliyah left out of state budget?

Chairman of Absorption Committee wonders why government decision to bring remaining Jews in Ethiopia to Israel not included in budget.

Funding of Ethiopian aliyah left out of state budget?

Uri Lubrani, former Israeli ambassador to Iran, dead at 91

Veteran Israeli diplomat helped coordinate 'Operation Solomon' which brought Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1990, advised Defense Ministry.

Uri Lubrani, former Israeli ambassador to Iran, dead at 91

Government approves status of Ethiopian 'kessim'

Prime Minister: 'This arrangement should have been implemented a long time ago, and I am pleased that we have the opportunity to do so now.'

Government approves status of Ethiopian 'kessim'

Chief Rabbi Lau meets with Ethiopian rabbis

Chief Rabbi Lau met with Ethiopian rabbis in the wake of racial slurs cast against members of the Ethiopian community,

Chief Rabbi Lau meets with Ethiopian rabbis

Ethiopian MK: Police Chief's comments harm Ethiopian Jews

'The Police Chief called me to explain his comments; I told him he should apologize and put an end to the story.'

Ethiopian MK: Police Chief's comments harm Ethiopian Jews

MK: Prosecute all of the racists

'Ethiopian women need not apply' in wanted ad stirs controversy, with Likud MK calling for criminal investigation into company.

MK: Prosecute all of the racists

'Save our Jewish identity'

Ethiopian Kessim call to end Christian Aliyah

Ethiopian Jewish spiritual leaders urge Netanyahu to let them oversee immigration of Falash Mura, warning missionaries are being allowed in.

Ethiopian Kessim call to end Christian Aliyah

Housing benefits for new immigrants? Not so fast

Ethiopian Jew who made aliyah in 2002 shocked to be refused aid in purchasing an apartment - because his wife is Israeli born.

Housing benefits for new immigrants? Not so fast

'Asleep at the wheel' on Falash Mura aliyah from Ethiopia

Liba Center member calls on Zionist, religious and haredi MKs to oppose mass aliyah of Ethiopian Jews due to their unclear Jewish status.

'Asleep at the wheel' on Falash Mura aliyah from Ethiopia

1,300 Ethiopian olim

'An historic achievement uniting the nation of Israel'

Likud MKs Neguise and Amsalem, who waged protest to have PM uphold resolution on Ethiopian aliyah, hail 'historic justice.'

'An historic achievement uniting the nation of Israel'

Bibi blinks first

Crisis averted: 1,300 Ethiopian Jews coming home

With coalition revolt, two Likud MKs manage to make Netanyahu backtrack after he scrapped resolution on Ethiopian aliyah.

Crisis averted: 1,300 Ethiopian Jews coming home

Coalition crisis

Netanyahu's Likud feud caught on tape

PM recorded in faction meeting condemning MKs who are protesting his canceling of Ethiopian Ailyah decision, warns coalition is in danger.

Netanyahu's Likud feud caught on tape

Ethiopian Jews protest cancellation of mass Aliyah

Up to 2,000 Ethiopian Jews march outside PM's office, demanding he rescind canceling immigration for their relatives.

Ethiopian Jews protest cancellation of mass Aliyah

'Stop discriminating against Ethiopians, converts or we'll sue'

ITIM chairman accuses Ministry of Religion of systematic discrimination against Ethipions, converts.

'Stop discriminating against Ethiopians, converts or we'll sue'

The 'secret Jews' of Ethiopia emerge from the shadows

For thousands of years, the Bal Ej practiced Judaism in secret - now they are reemerging, and they want to come home to Israel.

The 'secret Jews' of Ethiopia emerge from the shadows

Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd redemption holiday

Rivlin joins thousands of Ethiopian Jews in traditional holiday celebrating return to Israel, overlooking the Temple Mount.

Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd redemption holiday

Report: Officials Forced Ethiopians to Pay for Families' Aliyah

Ethiopians in Israel allege government officials forced them to pay to speed up process of bringing relatives to Israel.

Report: Officials Forced Ethiopians to Pay for Families' Aliyah

Families of Ethiopian IDF Soldiers to be Brought to Israel

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom vows to take immediate steps to bring 500 soldiers' families to Israel, complete Ethiopian Aliyah.

Families of Ethiopian IDF Soldiers to be Brought to Israel

Policeman Who Beat Ethiopian-Jewish Soldier Won't Be Prosecuted

Criminal charges won't be launched against cop filmed violently arresting IDF soldier of Ethiopian origin; AG said soldier used force first.

Policeman Who Beat Ethiopian-Jewish Soldier Won't Be Prosecuted

Ethiopian Israelis Less Likely to Finish Matriculation Exams

Hebrew University study blames poor immigration absorption, 'feeling of discrimination' for students falling through the cracks.

Ethiopian Israelis Less Likely to Finish Matriculation Exams

24 Years Since Airlift of 14,500 Ethiopian Jews in Under 2 Days

IDF remembers Operation Solomon, largest aerial mission to return Jews to Israel, which got Ethiopian Jews out of harm's way.

24 Years Since Airlift of 14,500 Ethiopian Jews in Under 2 Days

Again: Police Lose Hold on Protest in Tel Aviv

1,000 Ethiopian Israelis march; pre-coordinated protest begins to spiral out of control - despite prior agreement with police.

Again: Police Lose Hold on Protest in Tel Aviv

Elkin: We Must Rethink How We View Ethiopian Aliyah

Absorption Minister Ze'ev Elkin says Ethiopian Jews must be addressed as 'equals', vows to stop discrimination after protests.

Elkin: We Must Rethink How We View Ethiopian Aliyah

Policeman Who Beat Ethiopian Soldier Fired

Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino announces steps against officer involved in brutal beating; second officer apparently not disciplined.

Policeman Who Beat Ethiopian Soldier Fired

Israelis Asked 'Are Ethiopians Jews?' Answers Might Surprise You

2014 video poll, conducted prior to recent riots, shows interesting perspective on how Israelis view the Ethiopian-Jewish community.

Israelis Asked 'Are Ethiopians Jews?' Answers Might Surprise You

Tel Aviv: Police Preparing for Mass Protests

Ethiopian community expected to rally once again Sunday night; riot dispersal means being prepared.

Tel Aviv: Police Preparing for Mass Protests

Non-Jewish Staff Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

Lehava anti-assimilation group describes how it stopped ushers harassing Jewish women at Rashbi's tomb on Lag B'Omer.

Non-Jewish Staff Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

Kerry 'Confident' Israel Will Probe Violence Against Ethiopians

US Secretary of State says he is certain Israel will examine charges of violence in a way that 'honors the values' of Israeli people.

Kerry 'Confident' Israel Will Probe Violence Against Ethiopians

Netanyahu Urges United Front Against Racism

PM urges Israel to 'stand together' during 3-hour meeting with Ethiopian sector leaders; program, ministerial committee to be formed.

Netanyahu Urges United Front Against Racism