Gov't gives JAFI go ahead to help with Falash Mura aliya
By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
November 14, 2010 14:58
The government on Sunday officially decided to put the Jewish Agency for Israel in charge of bringing the remainder of Ethiopians claiming Jewish ancestry to Israel.
As The Jerusalem Post reported two weeks ago, the Jewish organization will take over control of the transit camps from the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry where some 8,7000 people are waiting to make aliya.
“When there’s a broad cooperation we have the opportunity to push forward and end this historic episode and bring the last seeds of Israel from Ethiopia,” Natan Sharansky, JAFI’s chairman, said.