Fact 98: Ethiopian Immigration to Israel

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Fact Number 98
Over 40,000 Ethiopian Jews have immigrated to Israel

On the 24th and 25th of May 1991, Operation Solomon airlifts 14,324 Ethiopian Jews to Israel aboard thirty-four El Al jets in just over thirty-six hours. Ethiopian Jews are black and Operation Solomon, which ended in 1997, brought an additional 25,811 Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

Israeli Soldier help a new immigrant from Ethiopia

While I studied at the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, I made a few friends who originally came from Ethiopia in 1984. One of them, David, was in my class and graduated with a degree in Aeronautics and Space Science

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