First flight in last Ethiopian aliya lands in Israel

By JTA, JPOST.COM STAFF
October 29, 2012 15:40




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.


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