Tuesday, October 30, 2012

First flight in last Ethiopian aliya lands in Israel

Operation Dove's Wings will bring remaining Ethiopians to Israel by March 2014, first flight to bring 240 to Israel. 
Photo: Ruth Eglash
A charter flight of some 240 Ethiopian Jews landed at Ben-Gurion Airport Monday afternoon, marking the beginning of the final stages of aliya from Ethiopia.

Monday's scheduled flight marks the beginning of Operation Dove's Wings, an  government initiative to bring the remainder of the Falash Mura -- Ethiopians whose ancestors converted from Judaism to Christianity -- to Israel by March 2014. -- JTA, JPOST.COM STAFF

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