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Jewish Agency to Hold Unique Passover Seders for Ukrainian Refugees and in Ethiopia

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

Jewish Agency Passover Seders for Ukrainian Refugees, Ethiopians

Government spends 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'

Pres. Rivlin: 'Like Moses, 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 Operation 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 Jewsplayer

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 Israelplayer

Memorial ceremony 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 Israelplayer

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 Netflixplayer

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 protestsplayer

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 Israelplayer

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 91player

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 us

'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

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

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

'An historic achievement uniting 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'

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

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'

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 are reemerging

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 shadowsplayer